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The Fifth Element 1997

  • Luc Besson
  • May 9, 1997
  • November 25, 1997
  • 126 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
There is no future without it.
It’s the year 2257 and a taxi driver has been unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity. The Fifth Element takes place in a futuristic metropolitan city and is filmed in a French comic book aesthetic by a British, French and American lineup.


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Amazing visual style to this film and while the storyline is fairly conventional, it is told with real flair.

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Oh mah god! Chris Tucker is hilarious. Wacky aliens and strange characters, what else could we ask for?

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Bruce Willis was never able to shake his square-peg-square-slot role as a cynical, anti-authoritarian action hero, despite getting cast outside the type in movies such as The Sixth Sense and, to a lesser extent, 12 Monkeys.. But perhaps that wasn't such a bad thing, as in two particular movies his basic, archetypal example of such an action hero contributed to one of the most complete action films of all time: One of those films was Die Hard, the oft-besequeled cop film which watched like a slasher with villain and hero reversed. The other was the sprawling, operatic The Fifth Element, where he mimics the effortless coolness of the Captain Kirk archetype and crosses through a gorgeous, often hilarious version of a sci-fi future.

Notably, the fact that Zorg represents Gary Oldman's second-most iconic villain role must be a testament to his ability with such characters.

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