I had to watch this new trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a few times. Once because the music distracted me (it starts with what sounds like a straight-up ripoff of the Terminator score, than skips over to a tiny bit of “Because”, which thanks to American Beauty isn’t very original either).
The second time was to ignore the music and get a better hold of the extreme visuals on display, figure out exactly what I was looking at. This movie is going to be very pretty, for sure. But it’s also going to be A LOT.
And the third watch was so I could ignore the music and ignore the visuals and try to just pay attention to whatever plot the trailer offered. I tried, anyway. I kind of ended up distracted by the visuals though.
In any case, I think this is going to be a movie worth seeing. Whether it’s good or bad is almost beside the point with the sheer amount of wacky stuff going on here. I feel like my eyeballs and brain are not ready for this thing.
The trailer is below. How many times will you watch it?