244. The Fifth Element (1997)

7.1 Slow but still a bit of fun
  • Acting 7.2
  • Directing 7.2
  • Story 6.8
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Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Director: Luc Besson

Running Time: 126 mins

The Fifth Element is an American film about a distant future, where a cab driver becomes the centre of a bid to defeat an evil mastermind named Zorg who has a deadly cosmic weapon in his possession.

This film was really slow. I enjoyed it nonetheless, but for the action to get going, it took at least 100 minutes, but luckily when it all kicked off, it was very entertaining to watch.

Also, the story was pretty cool. I liked the setting, the characters and the futuristic ideas, such as some bizarre languages and fashions as demonstrated by Milla Jovovich, but it was quite an enjoyable thing to watch, and although the story was in the end pretty predictable, it was still good fun for me.

There were some parts of this film that did annoy me quite a bit, such as the TV presenter Ruby Rhod, who made me think that this film was a comedy for about 15 minutes. This guy has the most annoying voice in the world, and the worst thing was, he tagged along on the adventure for the rest of the film!

Overall, I’ll give this 7.1, because although it was a fun film, with some cool action and other stuff in it, it was still very slow, occasionally boring and quite irritating to watch…


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