Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets ★★★

The two leads are woefully miscast, lacking any of the sizzle and banter you'd want from these characters. But the visuals are amazing, the pace is brisk, the score is gorgeous, and the production design is at times wacky and at times predictable, but always interesting. I'll take 100 Valerians over a "safe" blockbuster any day of the week.