“Valerian” (2017) – a thousand planets but no women

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017) , directed by Luc Besson is colourful, exciting and fast paced. But it fails women in so many fundamental ways I left the cinema feeling angry. The film consists of Valerian (Dane De Haan) and Laureline (Care Delevigne) conducting a series of short term errands and rescue missions. It all revolves around an alien species trying to recover a small creature and a pearl so they can re-establish a home planet. Meanwhile a corrupt Commander Arun Fillit (Clive Owen) tries to kill those aliens to cover up the fact he destroyed their planet. Continue reading “Valerian” (2017) – a thousand planets but no women