The Fifth Element Movie Review

by Sebastien
(Japan)

The Fifth Element is one of those movies I had on tape when I was a kid, so of course I watched it a 100 times! I even knew all the dialogs.



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The Fifth Element Movie
Director: Luc Besson

Writers:
story: Luc Besson
screenplay: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Cast:
Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas
Milla Jovovich as Leeloo
Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
Ian Holm as Father Vito Cornelius
Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod
Brion James as General Munro

Released: 1997

Leeloo: Me fifth element - supreme being. Me protect you.




Why is this movie so cool? Because Bruce Willis is a super soldier able to handle list of weapons longer than 2 meters? Because of the "Leeloo Dallas Multipass"? Or maybe because of Chris Tucker's crazy performance as an Inter-Galactic radio star?

Anyway, green or not green, this movie is a blast! While Luc Besson is more and more famous in France for the low quality movies he produced these last 10 years, he made The Fifth Element one of the most delighting Sci-Fi movies ever.

I love the way each sequence is composed of 2-3 scenes that are completely synchronized. It must take a lot of writing skills to make so many scenes in parallel with such efficiency.

Plus the 1000 floor buildings of New York with flying cars make you want to go into cryosleep until it's real. After that, the Cruise Space Ship filled with Aliens will make you die with jealousy.

Also, the monsters and other evil characters, though certainly dangerous, have ridiculous plans to destroy the Universe.

So, basically, the story is that Evil comes out every 5000 years to destroy the universe, and then the 5th element is the only thing that can save the World. Because of a little problem, the 5th Element is resuscitated as a woman with a perfect body and lands in Korben Dallas's Taxi.

They are then recruited by the President to save the Universe. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Really, The Fifth Element is a movie for the whole family, with explosive action sequence, crazy scenario, ridiculous characters, the magic of grand movies.

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