Sandy Kenyon reviews 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

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Sandy Kenyon says to save your money in his review of the upcoming "Valerian and the city of a Thousand Planets."

Some movies are just not worth your money, and "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is one of them.

The film takes place in the colorful futuristic 28th Century, with Dane Dehaan is in the title role of Major Valerian and Cara Delevingne acting as his partner.

The two make for a good team in the movie, which is based on graphic novels that are famous in France. But the story is barely coherent, causing the epic to fall short.

It even starts off with a good hook, as their first mission is to find and retrieve a box in an alternate reality theme park. Once they escape, they travel to "The City of a Thousand Planets," which is actually a vast space station called Alpha. Hundreds of years of prosperity on Alpha are threatened by an unknown source.

Clive Owen and Rihanna are just two of the big stars who dive in and out of the movie seemingly at random. The movie falls apart in a morass of confusion that feels like it goes on forever, as the movie is over two hours long.

Ultimately, the film serves as a $180 million resume builder for Delevingne, the fashion model turned actress. Her character "Laureline" is a mere sergeant to Valerian's major, but this alpha female blows him off the screen often. The movie shows what her career could become.

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" will be going up against two major movies the same weekend, the comedy "Girls Night" and war movie "Dunkirk," which is receiving major Oscar buzz.
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