Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Fifth Element

10 out of 10

The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed, co-written, and based on a story by Luc Besson. Besson started writing the story that became The Fifth Element when he was 16 years old. When the film opened, he was 38. Comic book writers Jean Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières, whose comics provided inspiration for parts of the film, were hired for production design. Costume design was by Jean-Paul Gaultier. The film stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, and many others.

The movie received mainly positive reviews, although critics either called it the best or the worst summer blockbuster of all time. The film was a financial success, earning more than $263 million at the box office on a $90 million budget. At the time of its release it was the most expensive European film ever made.

This is one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made. It is definitely one of my favorites of all time. Having seen it on DVD and Blue Ray, I must say I prefer the DVD as the high definition of the Blue Ray makes it almost look comical, a lot like a theatrical presentation rather than a movie. Some movies aren't meant to be high-def and were never filmed to be high-def. This movie is a must see, there is also an undertone about the over consumption of our capitalistic society and how a possible future might look like.

In the colorful future of the twenty-third century, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

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