Reasons To Watch Valerian

Can they save this city?

04 July 2018

A space-travelling city inhabited by millions of different species.

What do you get when you mix sci-fi, action and fantasy violence? A Luc Besson movie, based on a sci-fi comic series; Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets promises to take you on a really wild sci-fi roller-coaster.

When Valerian is sent on a mission with the no-nonsense Laureline, the mission is quite simple; save the universe. Well, simplicity has no meaning to these two soldiers.

The movie is a colourful exotica; here are a few we picked out;

A shape-shifting Rihanna

Rihanna is known for her dance-floor prowess. The Barbadian plays an alien who’s a victim of sex slavery; a performer in a sex club. She’s not just there for eye candy though, known as Bubble, she meets Valerian to help infiltrate enemy territory.

A virtual reality shopping mall

The Big Market is a hyper dimensional mall, filled with tourists and shoppers alike; they’re strapped with VR goggles and wander around a desert. The stores exist in a different dimension and shoppers can “grab” items through a dimensional portal, which gives a whole new definition to consumer convenience. 

Mind-reading jellyfish

Imagine a not-so-beautiful creature, with the futuristic ability to read your thoughts. They’re probably the last alien species you want to come across. 

Catch this roller-coaster #SundayNightMovie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, on 8 July at 20:05 on M-Net.