We went to the #theater to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I was cautiously optimistic about this #movie when I first saw the trailer, but #LucBesson has been very up and down for me as a director. Here we are with another #2017#summermovie that really blew us away. This #film is one of the most visually stunning movies we've seen in the last few years and the #scifi story is imaginative and incredibly fun. The movie follows #Valerian and #Laureline as they complete missions for the government of Alpha; which is a collection of alien races from all over the universe. There is a great opening sequence showing Alphas start as the International Space Station, growing to include all Earth Nations, and then accepting alien life. The optimism of this opening put us in a good mood for the entertainment that follows. The real standout of the movie is Laureline (Cara Delevingne), it's a shame her name was dropped from the lengthy title. She is smart and capable, acting as the heart of the duo. Valerian (Dane DeHaan in full Keanu Reeves mode) is more of a reactive hero and he wants to prove his love for Laureline is true. One of the nice touches of the movie is that both heroes get into trouble and the other has to rescue them. It's a two way street and Laureline isn't just a damsel in distress. There is a lot happening in the movie, including inter-dimensional markets, #Rhianna as a shapeshifter, a creature that can replicate anything it eats, and refugee aliens trying to recreate the planet they lost. We were glued to the screen the whole time and it reminded us of the joys of going to see #movies on the big screen. @diamond_shapes said it's her favorite of the year so far, and it'll be in my top ten, for sure.