Analysing The 2017 Sci-Fi Box Office Bombs Featuring Blade Runner 2049, Valerian & More

Analysing The 2017 Sci-Fi Box Office Bombs Featuring Blade Runner 2049, Valerian & More

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in 2017, where fresh, unique and lesser known properties in the sci-fi genre have been suffering at the box office. Blade Runner 2049 (beloved by critics) was a bomb, Valerian (not so beloved, but I enjoyed it anyway) was a disappointment on global returns while franchises like Transformers and Guardians of The Galaxy continue to dominate cinemas. Why? Read more

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is Both Beautiful & Nonsensical (Review)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is Both Beautiful & Nonsensical (Review)

I knew I’d like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets as soon as I saw the trailers.  Fair warning, I liked Valerian for exactly the same reason I liked Gods of Egypt.  Visuals were simply stunning.  Whether it’s underwater scenes (in a space station!) or inter-dimensional market place or just the weird poof as ships emerged from their FTL space, everything was lavishly, generously, obscenely wonderful to look at.  I haven’t seen attention to aesthetics like this since Avatar, and I think this might be better. Read more

The Stunning Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer Visually Rivals Avatar & Star Wars

The Stunning Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer Visually Rivals Avatar & Star Wars

From EuropaCorp and writer/director Luc Besson, comes the adaptation of the Sci-Fi European Graphic Novel series – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke and John Goodman, the film is scheduled for theatrical release July 21, 2017. Read more