The final trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian has arrived, and it's somehow even bigger, more colorful, and more eyepopping than the previous trailers (which, you'll recall, were already overflowing with color and spectacle). Seriously, this thing makes The Fifth Element look like Lars von Trier's Dogville.
Take a look.
Now, if you're not familiar with the source material (guilty!), the above may register as very, very pretty...but somewhat light on, y'know, presenting a coherent plot. Luckily we've got an official plot synopsis to help us out:
"In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe."
I'm into all of this nonsense: the parade of CGI alien creatures, the absurdly elaborate set pieces (check out DeHaan smashing through walls!), the weirdo mythology...hell, I'm even into Dane DeHaan's presence here (not something you will often catch me saying!), and you know I'm down for more screentime for Cara Delevingne. I'm curious to see Besson working at this level of spectacle again, and am really starting to think we may be in for something special when Valerian arrives on July 21st.
How 'bout you guys?