The artist on the original comics was art director o Besson's earlier film, "The Fifth Element", and he kept asking Besson why he didn't just admit his inspiration and make a film of "Valerian"lake_wrangler wrote:I used to avidly read the (French) comic books this movie is based on. I do hope to watch the movie. My recollection of the comic books is rather vague, though... Although I did find a channel on YouTube that had (French) episodes of a series based on the books, which jogged my memory a bit.
I have watched the trailers, and I'm pretty sure that whenever I see it (whether in theaters, or on Netflix), I will most likely enjoy it.
The basic reason, i'd say is that there are like three hundred effects shots in "Fifth Element" ... and it was - at that time the most expensive French film ever made.
There are like three THOUSAND in "Valerian".