The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element (1997)

the fifth element 1997Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Mila Jovovich

Directed by: Luc Besson

Written By: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Rating: PG (US) Running Time: 2 hr 6 min

Two Cents:

Not only does this film have great pace, but it even at times has a fantastic rhythm. Especially during the first 30 or 40 minutes when we’re riding around the future New York with Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis.) I found myself tapping my feet as the action in the city played out. What we have here is a super visual creative feast for the senses. Anchored by Bruce Willis in perfect form as the ex-soldier tasked with saving the world. The film knows not to take itself too seriously and we’re given a nice balance of humor, fashion, action, and a superb soundtrack by Eric Serra.

Movie Prep:

This is a light fun science fiction movie. Expect crazy costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, and a simple yet effective plot on which a lot of really creative people have hung their work.

Best viewing format:

All the creative energy put into this film deserves a big screen. At home a HD copy of the movie over a good surround sound system will bring out the best here.

Best moment for me:

I loved the entire section of the film based in New York. The details and ideas in Korben’s apartment are great. The best shot for me is when Leeloo (Mila Jovovich) jumps off the building into the traffic below.

References: IMDBRotten Tomatoes

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