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Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which ...
Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which is set in 1914, scientists gather in Egypt at the site of an event that transpired centuries earlier. Aliens, it seemed, arrived to collect four stones representing the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water) - warning their human contacts that the objects were no longer safe on Earth. A few hundred years later (in the 23rd century), a huge ball of molten lava and flame is hurtling toward Earth, and scientist-holy man Victor Cornelius (Ian Holm) declares that in order to prevent it from destroying the planet, the same four elemental stones must be combined with the fifth element, as embodied by a visitor from another world named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). However, if the force of evil presents itself to the stones instead, the Earth will be destroyed, and an evil being named Zorg (Gary Oldman) will trigger the disaster. Despite her remarkable powers, Leeloo needs help with her mission, and she chooses her accomplice, military leader-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), when she literally falls through the roof of his taxi. Writer and director Luc Besson began writing the script for The Fifth Element when he was only 16 years old, though he was 38 before he was able to bring it to the screen. Mark Deming, Rovi
Reviews of The Fifth Element
The Taxi Fare From The Supreme Being Feb 27, 2010
TITLE: The Fifth Element
GENRE: SciFi - terran future around yr 3000
CAST: Bruce Willis, Milla Javovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker and, I kid you not, a rolling credits for over 120 characters!
PLOT: Evil is a thing that comes every 5,000 years to attempt to destroy all life in this universe. The forces of Good have a weapon which can defeat Evil. While Evil was away, the waepon was hidden on Earth until archeologists began turning over every stone they could find. The weapon was moved. Flash forward to the future.
The pieces of the weapon are brought back together and the key component is the fifth element, a being given to us by the supreme being. Weapon activated, Evil destoyed and Earth gets a new... well go watch one of the best movies ever produced.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 10 of 10; acting = top notch; costumes = top notch; dialoge = top notch; sets = top notch; animations/CGI = top notch; music = top notch; artistic theme = top notch; action and stunt work = top notch; character development = top notch; suspense = top notch; ending = top notch; supporting cast = top notch; production support from over a thousand credited individuals according to the end credits = top notch. There simply is no reason not to see this film.
DVD BONUS: the disc has a notch in the top (It is a two sided disc with each side being screen size options.
Top ten favs of all time Jan 5, 2010
One of the ultimate classics as far as i'm concerned. Not to be taken ultra-seriously, plenty of action and Humor as well as brilliant directing place Bruce W. in one of the best movies ever.
Out of This World! Oct 10, 2008
This movie will be a cult classic, yet it's an A movie! Truly! If you like Chris Tucker, then you have to see this and if you don't then don't worry as you won't recognize him. Milla Jovovich proves she's a superior actress and adds her own special touch to every part she plays. Bruce Willis perfectly plays this role, besides being a hunk, and Gary Oldman again manages to find a unique part to play and does a superb job.
The actors don't have to carry the movie, because there are so many interesting scenes and 'people' that you just can't get bored. The plot is simple- save the earth.... but wouldn't you know there are obstacles along the way?!!
Buy this movie it's the "multipass" to fun!!!
Cheers! It's bubbly, and classic enjoyment!
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