The Fifth Element
There is no future without it.
It’s the year 2257 and a taxi driver has been unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity. The Fifth Element is filmed in a futuristic metropolitan city and in a French comic book asthetic by a controversial British, French and American lineup.
This could have been an instant cult classic, drenched in an exuberant campness reminiscent of films like Ice Pirates and blending fantasy with science fiction in a way not out of place in eighties classics like Krull.
It fleshes out a vivid universe and manages to muster up an engaging plot.
And just look at that cast:
The immaculate Brion James.
And even whatshername is ok.
And Chris Tucker.
Chris fucking Tucker.
He singlehandedly destroys this entire film with a voice that would make the toughest among you cry for mercy.
He's like getting a hangover while you're drinking.
The Fifth Element is a film I wish I could like more. These types of exuberant, ambitious and big budget sci-fi spectaculars are few and far between these days. It is an example of a director given free rein and a budget to match his wild flights of fancy. Because Besson was given such freedom the results were always likely to end up being indulgent to say the least. This indulgence is both the film’s great strength and crippling weakness. He, along with a selection of imaginative collaborators, have created one of the great future worlds of contemporary cinema. You don’t hire Jean-Paul Gaultier to create sensible costumes, you hire him to create wacky and ridiculous outfits and he more…
If you don't like this movie, then I'm pretty sure you're dead inside. At the very least, you don't know what happiness is.
I'm going to name my first son Corbin Dallas Bradley. I mean that.
Big badda boom.
Someone wanted me to watch this so much, that they gave me their copy of it. Two years later, and I finally got around to seeing it. I am not a fan. I think the first act showed promise, but then the film just goes downhill after that.
The person that I watched this with today warned me that "by the end of the film, should you meet Chris Tucker in real life, you will have no problem murdering him". Lets just say, I am now hoping to run into Chris Tucker.
To be fair, I do understand why people enjoy this film. Myself, I prefer my science fiction without Chris Tucker giving oral pleasure to a space stewardess.
LEELOO DALLAS MULTIPASS. MOO-TI-PASS.
Totally batshit and I can understand why some people hate it. I myself love it, and find myself appreciating it more with each repeat viewing. Besides, any PG-rated movie that features cunnilingus can't be all bad.
Cheesy and sometimes juvenile "The Fifth Element" still holds up as one of the better adventure sci-fi's of the 90's and is still one of the better looking sci-fi's to date.
childhood nostalgia basically dictates that i rate this more than half a star, which is all right with me. i don't mind gary oldman
All hail the king of feel-good Sc-Fi blockbusters!
This film could have been a easily been a by-the-numbers sc-fi flick but it is presented in such a pleasant way that it almost seems fresh.
The characters aren't particularly 3 dimensional and are heavy on one- liners but they are so charming and likable that you don't care.
This is essentially The Avengers of 1997, The Fifth Element is the perfect mix of silly, epic, and dramatic.
One of my favorite Sci-Fi flicks. The blue chick singing really threw me in for a loop. Lots of great characters in this.
This is the movie where I first fell in love with Milla Jovovich. Sure her hair is fucking gross in this, but GOD DAMN THAT WHITE TAPE OUTFIT.
A Luc Besson nunca se le dieron mejor las aventuras futuristas que aquí. Aunque esos taxis no han envejecido demasiado bien.
LEELOO DALLAS MULTIPASS. MOO-TI-PASS.
kind of dumb but i liked it a lot. wish there'd been actual chemistry between bruce willis and milla jovovich, though