The First Trailer for "Valerian" Is Finally Here

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 10:59AM
Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 10:59AM
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The first trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has dropped, and it looks like a sci-fi epic that's cheesy in the best way possible:

After his huge success with Lucy, Besson is clearly embracing full-on sci-fi more than ever before. This looks like classic, lighthearted sci-fi to the extreme, kind of like Guardians of the Galaxy without quite as much self-awareness, or like Jupiter Ascending if it were competently made (hopefully). I would prefer if Laureline weren't treated so much like a love interest right off the bat, but context is everything, so we'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now.

And also, what the hell is up with Rihanna's hair? Everything about this movie is ridiculous, in a great way.

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Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner, blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.
Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha's seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.
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Valerian hits theaters July 2017.
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