Directed by Luc Besson
126 min | 1997 | USA | Rated PG-13
*Film begins at dusk.
Unlike the other films in this series, Luc Besson’s over-the-top space adventure contains action sequences, explosions, romance, and good ol’ fashion comedy. The creativeness with the variety of alien species, unique costume designs and the realistic vision to a futuristic overpopulated New York City, complete with flying cars, forces one to imagine what’s in store for us down the road.
As with multiple Besson projects, it’s always a pleasure to witness a strong female character in a grand scale production, and Milla Jovovich rocks it as the alien weapon with her physical capabilities and comedic timing. Sure, Chris Tucker’s Ruby Rhod is a walking, squealing cartoon character, but no one can deny the compelling charisma that Bruce Willis brings to the project, blonde hair and all.