The early reviews for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets recently emerged, and those that were lucky enough to see the action, sci-fi epic from the visionary mind of Luc Besson have almost universally agreed that the film's hypnotic visuals will be unrivaled this summer. The latest clip for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is the most definitive proof yet that will be the case, as it introduces us to the titular metropolis that's also known as Alpha. You can take in and fawn over the astounding city, as well as just how utterly gorgeous Luc Besson's Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets looks, below.
Yep, that looks absolutely delightful. While the first couple of trailers and clips for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets did a superb job of introducing us to Dane DeHaan's Valerian and his intergalactic partner through time and space, Laureline, played by Cara Delevingne, as well as showcasing Luc Besson's ambitious and decadent vision for the film, this footage finally gives us our best look yet at Alpha.
So what did we learn courtesy of the above? Well, by the time that we're introduced to Alpha in Valerian City Of A Thousand Planets it has traveled 700 million miles. It is now also the home to 30 million individuals across 3,236 species, each of which come from all four corners of the universe. There's more, too, because over 5,000 languages are spoken on Alpha. And that doesn't include the computer languages. Basically, Luc Besson went all in on detailing this incredibly diverse and weird world.
Basically it looks like a utopia. In the south of Alpha there's the submerged part of the city, which includes peaceful farmers living in all kind of different liquids. Then in the north there's the gaseous lands that's populated by a species that's so extremely sensitive it "makes them specialists in neurosciences and molecular components." The finances of Alpha are controlled in the east, while the west is populated by nine million humans, each of which live in a pressurized atmosphere.
If this clip really gets you excited for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, you may also want to do yourself a favor and access the special clip that is now available courtesy of a partnership with Amazon. All you have to do is install the Amazon app on your phone, and activate the Camera Search function. Taking a picture of any Valerian marketing artwork - such as the poster - will take you to a screen with the exclusive scene, which features Dane DeHaan's titular character sprinting through the various sections of Alpha.
We don't have long until we get to see Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in all of its glory, as the film will be released at the end of July. The early buzz for the movie has been mostly positive too. You can check out the first responses to Luc Besson's blockbuster here. The finished blockbuster will finally be released into US cinemas on July 21st, and we'll most definitely have a lot more coverage of the exciting feature in the coming weeks.