Film: Besson at his best - and worst

Film: Besson at his best - and worst

The more Besson stuffs in, the emptier Valerian feels

Valerian & The City of 1,000 Planets 3D: Directed by Luc Besson, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ***

The Farthest: Directed by Emer Reynolds, Nationwide, PG, Rating: *****

The summer sci-fi blockbuster goes deliriously over the top in Luc Besson’s hallucinogenic Valerian & The City of 1,000 Planets, a €200 million 3D visual effects extravaganza adapted from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’ 1960s comics. A propulsive, unapologetically shambolic plunge into every science fiction cliché ever minted...

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