This has all of the above for entertainment, for me. A solid plot, a long story, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Action, A beginning, middle two climaxes and an end. This is the epitome of an EPIC movie.
It's worth it whether you're a Sci-Fi junky or not. There is so much to take from this that I have watched it as a kid, teen and as an adult and I have never grown tired of it. My local movie theater has even shown this repeatedly over the years and people always go back to watch it in the theater. It's just that good.
You'll get pulled in if you start watching this, so start watching this.
Quality sci fi on display with this one..Id consider this quite ahead of its time..This was somethin id say deserved a sequel but never got one..The story was well developed and had the zany quirky characters..This movie could have been animated but it was live action and they were still able to pull off the look they were going for with this..This is one of those you can come back to every now and then and still catch some laughs..Also its as if this one never gets old lol because it set in a futuristic backdrop you can always come back and see what was in this movie might have changed in the real world to look similar to it..Like movies like that! Classic its bordering in that terriotory for sure! Great movie none the less
Such a great movie, still a classic! A tale of war, love, and always stayin' Super Green!
Great action movie, but it was very long movie.
So I watched on the 90s in school, but Bruce Willis is in this movie and Milla Too. Then, it was the love alien scene going on there, and bunch of sex scenes going on, and I think that battling is also my favorite part of the movie.
I thought it was a trip that this movie was the first time I saw what Tricky looked like. Actually, I didn't even know he was in this movie till I saw his name in the credits. THEN I found out what he looked like.
This whole movie is a trip.
I love it.
Also, Corbin's white cat looks cross-eyed.
I liked it, but it's not as good as: Transformers: The Last Knight.
@Crutchbender ha... ha... ha...
This is actually not a science fiction but a fable using the passage of time across centuries to tell a spiritual story and building an ENTIRE mythos to do so.
That also was done by George Lucas over six films. Here Luc Besson, a famous French director does it in a single film, which is a STUNNING artistic achievement.
He's clever and masked all that in a mass appeal film and using a popular action star.
In reality he fell madly and hopelessly in love with Milla Jovovitch which is certainly understandable. They spent so much time together, and she was so impressive, that he was overwhelmed by her intensity and sincerity and ability.
The ancient to medieval paradigm (now discarded) of the four elements plays a role here. And [SPOILER]a race of extraterrestrials then had an ongoing relationship with the ancient Egyptians. The entire Great Pyramid at Giza then [SPOILER]is a construct of these four elements with an unknown purpose . Then nearly 1.9 millenia later, they arrive to entrust the real treasure which is the 5th unspoken but essential element which is [SPOILER]the embodiment of Love in all it's forms. ... This is PURE and able to assimulate all knowledge and language and is not powerless. That makes [SPOILER]LOVE a powerful weapon as well as healing and a catalyst provoking meaning.
How many actresses coud portray this? Extremely few. And then how many would be willing to make the attempt as failure would ruin a career?
It actually is very experimental theatre put inside a film.
Milla then got heavily criticized by mean snooty critics. She made The Messenger an extraordinary film about Joan of Arc, but then not being French, in spite of other French actors and a French director, then caused even MORE snooty critics to write mean reviews. That then pidgeonholed her into making action films in a franchise.
What a waste...at least artistically and totally unfair when it's a popular film with meaning that was demanding to conceive let alone produce and be well realized. This is why some aspect of those who cannot act yet criticize actors can be unneccesarily cruel and even illogical.
It is amusing as well...by many actors throughout making it endearing...or annoying to critical sarcastic folks.
If you like this film, the most believable Joan of Arc story, the Messenger should also be seen. That features history, a nervous would be King of France with skeletons in his parentage, who then due to prophecy and Joan's innocence, then inspire FIRE AND BACKBONE in French soldiers to CRUSH the English on the field of battle.
Seldom will you see the struggle of a young person, who has had a mystical experience, who then is highly motivated to be a servant for YHWH despite her simple origins. She then struggles later with worldly enemies and supernatural forces as she finds martyrdom is the payment for her passionate beliefs.
If you like historical battle films like Kingdom of Heaven or Arn, then you will like this.
Likewise if you like her and speculative fiction, she made The Fourth Kind which deal with aliens NOT being extraterrestrials but interdimensional beings (see noted French ufo author and genius Jacques Vallee who worked with Hynek) who then are responsible for alien abduction and ufo sitings.
That is a complex artistic science fiction film of great merit.
Her other complex film is Stone with Robert de Niro. I believe he took that role because he saw how talented she really is as he is widely respected for his immense ability and saw an actress unfairly criticized who likewise has great ability. She is not just a pretty face. Read moreLess
lost count how many times i watch this film. one of the better films bruce willis made
A SYFY movie with three of my favorite people. Gary Oldman, Bruce Willis, and Milla Jovovich. Everything that I like. This is a fast paced, offbeat story of Our past, and our future, according to the Mondoshawans. Five elements are need to join simultaneously, in order to save the Earth from destruction. Milla is one of them. She LITERALLY falls out of the sky, into the back of Willis' Taxi cab. She speraks no English, but understands "Big badda boom"! Willis takes her to the home of Father Vito Cornelius, where she eats a lot, and watching tv learns about our world, herself, and our language. The other four elements are Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. They are all combined in a last second effort, saving the earth. For the present. Great acting by everyone, and a novel concept. One that i've never seen before. I think you'll like it. 8/10
chris tucker steals the show in this
plus lei lo said it best chicken chicken good
8 out of 10
This movie has a great cast. Bruce Willis has a great role in this film. And Milla Jovovich what can I say WOW ! Gary Oldman sure knows how to play the villain. Chris Tucker is in this as well. For an older movie the effects are top notch and there is plenty of action. This one of my favorite classic Sci-Fi movies of all time. I highly recommend this movie.
Saw this in the theater and a few times since. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago and the special effects and props are still cool. Plenty of things going on to keep ones attention. @Craymoss cracks me up with "MultiPass!" 4.5/5
What a great movie! 5/5
@fortunate1 yes! the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I fing love this movie! She is so Fucking hot in this film... Mmmmm Cult scifi classic.. Always be a favorite of mine. Can watch it over & over, I just love it. Whole movie is literally a meme.. For its day, it was killer. & even to today's standards, it's still top notch.. Solid 5 /5 from me. Just love it!! Multi Pass!
One of Bruce Willis' best roles and a great Sci Fi movie. Great effects, good acting especially from Gary Oldman who is great at playing bad guys.
There is also plenty of action.
great movie 8.5/10 cris tucker is so annoying tho hahaha RUBY RIGHT!!
Oooooo Raaaaaaa!!! This is a movie you know you can watch more than once
This movie is awesome. I can still watch it over and over again. 3.5 out of 5
what can I say,this was a very good movie,nice story. Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich,I Am the one fan of them.Awesome..
@pukengkeng Not to mention Gary Oldman who is a brilliant actor and does well in every movie he is in.
A very good syfy movie with a great cast and a very good story.Bruce Willis Always delivers good movies like this one..a 9/10 from me
cool movie i enjoyed it
Big bada booooom. Awesome movie. Still fresh.
i watch this at work when im bored, its still pretty good
super terric awesome
- as enjoyable now as when i first saw it!!!
Really good, recommend you watch this 4/5.
★★★☆☆ Big bada boom!!
Nice movie and great action.
Milla is amazing in this movie!
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