Friday, January 14, 2011

Film Friday

The Fifth Element:


Starring: Bruce Willies, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker

Plot: Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of a “Great Evil.” Only the fifth element (Milla Jovovich), an alien being who, using the power of four ancient elemental stones, can stop the Evil from extinguishing life. She is helped by ex-soldier, current-cab-driver, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), who is, in turn, helped by a Prince/Arsenio looking radio personality, Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker) and a holy man in charge of the stones protection, Priest Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm). Unfortunately, Evil is being assisted by Mr. Zorg (Gary Oldman) and his alien mercenaries, who seek to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring. What ensues is a fantastically rich action film filled with gunfights, aliens, space ships, far away worlds and an amazingly colorful cast.


It’s hard to admit that I waited so long to see this movie. I mean, I love space, I love aliens, and I love action movies. Especially when it includes an awesome chick kicking major ass! This film is beautifully shot, and has amazing special effects. From hover cars, to futuristic guns, to shape-shifting aliens, you hardly even recognize that these things are not real.

And of course, there’s Milla Jovovich as the “perfect being”. Well, Luc Besson (director) you sure got that one right. She is obviously beautiful, but she gives a surprisingly convincing role as a naive, over powerful, alien being. Who said models can’t do anything but look pretty?



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Action, adventure, and crazy wardrobe? Sounds like an appetite for success to me! And p.s. Who doesn’t want to have a “perfect being” tattoo  like Milla sports on her right wrist in the film. I know one person who has this in real life and it makes me insanely jealous. (I already asked if they would be mad if I got it too. They were cool about it.)


Really.. you should watch this movie. It’s really good. And if the storyline doesn’t get you, then Chris Tucker’s and Milla Jovovich’s costumes will!


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