Why does Valerian have such a negative wave of reviews and so on? A wonderful Luc Besson. Visually just stunning. The worldbuilding, art direction and all is just so wonderful. And Dane Dehaan channeling his best Johnny Utah/ Keanue Reeves for Valerian is quite entertaining.
Just for the world and visuals alone this went on my 2017 hitlist. And I was very well entertained. Sure, it was no Blade Runner or Citizen Kane, neither was The 5th Element, nor does it need to be.
Watch it, I am sure you'll enjoy it. One way or the other.