The Fifth Element

1997

Action / Adventure / Romance / Sci-Fi

200
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 378533

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Milla Jovovich as Leeloo
Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas
Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by arizonamansions 10 / 10

The Best Movie of ALL Time

I think this is the best movie I have ever seen. I love how an action packed thriller becomes a love story. I am a sucker for love stories, and action, so this particular movie hit every spot in my soul. I love the Fifth Element, I am now on the search for a supreme being to fall in love with me! Ha Ha, wouldn't that be great!

Reviewed by morrison-dylan-fan 8 / 10

Taking the fifth.

Whilst seeing bits and pieces of the flick when it was endlessly repeated on Sky Movies in the late 90's/early 2000's,I somehow have never fully seen co-writer/(with Robert Mark Kamen) director Luc Besson's Sci-Fi epic. Taking part in a poll for the best films of 1997,I decided that it was time for me to plea the fifth.

The plot:

Every 5,000 years a weapon made up of the four classical elements (and a "chosen" human acting as the fifth) must be made to stop the only weapon that can destroy the universe from successfully working. Finding that the aliens who vowed to guard the elements have been killed by Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, a group of scientists bring one of the aliens back to life,via re-construction. Instead of coming back as one of the aliens, Leeloo comes to life as the fifth element. Escaping the lab, Leeloo crashes into the cab of Korben Dallas,who joins Leeloo in going in search for the other four elements.

View on the film:

Going to space as the (at the time) most expensive European film ever made, director Luc Besson & cinematographer Thierry Arbogast take their Cinéma du look stylisation to a galactic level,with Besson leaving out any hint of darkness with a Pop Art vibrancy of Comic- Book coloured reds,yellows and blues giving the adventure a pristine shine. Planning the film since his teens,Besson (and costume designer Jean-Paul Gaultier-who personally checked the costumes of five hundred extras used in one scene!) lovingly pay attention to detail in every scene, from the unique appearance of each monstrous alien,to all the items in Dallas's run-down cab.Mixing three separate screenplays together to form one movie, the screenplay by Besson and Kamen rolls out a thrilling Sci-Fi adventure,where the threat of the world going dark keeps the live wires lit,as Dallas follows Leeloo's search across the galaxies.

Whilst Ruby Rhod is a bit on the "loud" side, (played by a jiving Chris Tucker) the writers paint the five elements with a refreshing level of humour,that bubbles up from Leeloo's funny fish out of water experience.While stating that his feelings on the flick were "Oh no. I can't bear it." (he made it due to Besson helping to fund Nil by Mouth) Gary Oldman gives a wonderfully wacky performance as baddie Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, (who uniquely,never comes face to face with the goodies)who Oldman turns into a loose cannon that can go off any moment. Creating an alien language with Besson (who she would later get married to) for the film, Milla Jovovich casts an otherworldly atmosphere on the movie in her great performance as Leeloo,thanks to Jovovich having to making Leeloo come out of her alien,fish out of water state,in order to complete the five elements.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

The Harvest of A Child's Dream

Movie Review: "The Fifth Element" (1997)

After the critical acclaim of the extraordinary film "Léon: The Professional" (1994), launching the career of actress Natalie Portman and presenting actor Jean Reno with a well-deserved match-making leading role after years of collaboration, director Luc Besson pulls the in his teen-ages-writing treatment of "The Fifth Element" out of a desk drawer, polishing it together with screenwriter Robert Patrick Kamen and ultimately adding a major Hollywood Star to the main character of Korben Dallas, performed by all-registry beating actor Bruce Willis, meeting matches with introducing model-turned-actress Milla Jovovich as the character of constant-sponging knowledge Leeloo.

The picture's scenario has an originality as the first-released "Star Wars" movie directed by George Lucas in 1977. Luc Besson adds even more humor to the action-driven storyline of an ultimate evil menace approaching towards earth and only four secretly hidden elementary stones plus title-given fifth element can restore balance to the universe, saving Earth from complete annihilation. The Production Design by Dan Weil in combination with the cinematography by Thierry Arbogast creates a visual image system on digital-enhanced 35mm film that seeks no comparables; uniquely in its conception, classic-school actors as Ian Holm, performing as Father Vito Cornelius, and Gary Oldman in a protagonist's nemesis character of future-city entrepreneur Emanuel Zorg, get transformed with Luc Besson's directions into comic-like fast-forward pushing entertainers, which get only exceeded by Chris Tucker's appearance as science-fiction radio moderator in catharsis-given beats of Keaton/Chaplin-homaging splendors.

Reputations of "The Fifth Element" have only grown over the last 20 years, especially when I watch recent event movies as Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017), which clearly need to take credits from this picture's concept of being color forcing non-stop eye-triggering motion picture entertainment that even manages to find highly-dramatic moments of confronting extreme, hostile, serious life-to-death situations with the character Diva Lavalaguna's onstage performance as a showdown-like interluding sequence on space-traveling cruise ship by the end of stake-raising Act II flies passed by.

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