VA­LE­RIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOU­SAND PLAN­ETS

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In­spired by the long-run­ning French comic se­ries Va­le­rian

et Lau­re­line, the lat­est film from Luc Bes­son stars Dane DeHaan as Va­le­rian and Cara Delev­ingne as Lau­re­line, a chem­istry-free duo of cosmic ad­ven­tur­ers or su­per sol­diers or some­thing. Mainly what they do is look pretty while run­ning, jump­ing, and shoot­ing through com­puter-gen­er­ated im­agery and ut­ter­ing mun­dane di­a­logue from the un­der­sea­soned script. Other stars in­clude Her­bie Han­cock as a mono­tone gen­eral con­nected via re­mote linkup and Rihanna as a shape-shift­ing ex­otic dancer. If it’s col­or­ful space opera you want, try The Fifth El­e­ment, which Bes­son di­rected 20 years ago. That one is smarter and fun­nier, and it fea­tures Gary Old­man in a de­light­ful turn as a twisted weapons man­u­fac­turer with a pet pachy­derm. Rated PG-13. 137 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Jeff Acker)

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