The trailer for the new Sci-fi movie Valerian and the city of a thousand planets has dropped and it looks amazing. This first 2 minute trailer does not reveal any plot or story points, but gives us a look at the environment and feel we can expect to see in the movie.
I have seen trailers for movies before in which the visuals are beautiful and captivating, and give a promise of a good story, however when the second trailer drops or I get to see the movie, it is a complete disappointment (Jupiter Ascending), so I tend to temper my expectations. In this case however there are a couple of reasons why expectations have gone a little more wild than usual.
First is the source material. If you have not seen or read Valerian and Laureline you should. It is a French comic book series that explores the adventures of Valerian, a spatio-temporal agent and his associate Laureline as they protect the universe through space and time. This is a beautifully drawn, colored and written story that you should definitely read.
The second reason is that Luc Besson is directing this movie. If you are not familiar with him, you probably have heard of some of the movies he has directed. These movies I am going to mention are some of my favorite movies of all time: La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional and The fifth element. Just seeing the visuals on the trailer and knowing who will be directing the story, breaks any walls holding my expectations back.
I will be eagerly expecting the next trailer to drop to see story elements and dialogue in order to make a better judgement on what to expect and if we will finally get another great sci-fi adventure space opera movie.
Have you seen the trailer? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.
I’ll see you between the frames.