The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element (1997) 2“Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.” – Korben Dallas

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (In Theater in 1997, video, dvd 18 Feb 2002 and 18 Oct 2013)

Brief Synopsis – 300 years in the future, a former soldier and a priest must try to safeguard the last chance for human survival against the epitome of evil.

My Take on it – I remember when this movie came out and loved it from the first time I saw it.

Luc Besson is mostly famous for making movies in France, but I wa first introduced to him via his movie The Professional (1994) with Jean Reno and (a very young) Natalie Portman. When I had heard about this movie and it’s premise, I was very excited to see it.

Bruce Willis once again plays the smart-allecky protagonist who must try to save the day using his charm, wit and fighting abilities.  This is the kind of part that over the years, he has been typecast as, but that’s also because he’s really great at it.

The dialogue is humorous, the action and storyline work well and above all the special effects are done expertly.  The acting itself is a bit better than average, but who sees these kind of movies for the acting?

The thing that makes this movie stand out tho is the fact that it has an underlying message that generally you don’t get in sci-fi movies.

Bottom Line – Great sci-fi movie. good plot and intriguing message. Amazing special effects.

Rating – Globe Worthy

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