Tag Archives: Luc Besson

The Professional

A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN, AN INNOCENT WITNESS, A CORRUPT DETECTIVE WHO WENT TOO FAR.  New York City hitman Léon Montana (Jean Reno) reluctantly lets a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) into his life after her family is murdered by a corrupt DEA agent (Gary Oldman). One of Luc Besson’s most successful films is somewhat related to his … Continue reading The Professional

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A UNIVERSE WTHOUT BOUNDARIES NEEDS HEROES WITHOUT LIMITS.  Centuries into the future, Valerian and Laureline (Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne) are agents working for a police force on Alpha, a space station containing millions of humans and other space races that’s suddenly threatened by an unknown force. Two decades after The Fifth Element, Luc Besson returns … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Fifth Element

THERE IS NO FUTURE WITHOUT IT. A couple of hundred years into the future, New York cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) meets a mysterious girl (Milla Jovovich) whom he doesn’t realize is equivalent to the Second Coming. Director Luc Besson was a teenager when he conceived this story about a supreme Evil waiting to … Continue reading The Fifth Element

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

France, 1425; the 13-year-old Joan of Arc has her first vision and years later embarks on a mission to throw the invading Englishmen out of her country. Director Luc Besson’s stab at delivering the ultimate screen version of this classic tale becomes too much of an overwhelming task. He has two and a half hours … Continue reading The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc