Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
I was pretty excited to see this. I am a huge fan of The Fifth Element.
The opening scene was tremendous. The first several minutes of the movie are a beautiful montage set to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and it tells a story of an optimistic, hopeful, peaceful future where all human races come together to further science, exploration, and the race for the stars. Hundreds of years pass in seconds, and we see the first contact with aliens, the growth of a new galactic civilization, and a unified, peaceful government coalition of hundreds of worlds.
The movie starts, the lead actors come on, and it all goes to shit.
The acting is awful, the characters are miserable, the performances are phoned in, and there is ZERO chemistry between the two leads; since so much of the convoluted mess of a story revolves around their love, this is important.
What a mess.