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Luc Besson: The Creative Creator

Luc Besson: The Creative Creator

Opening this week is French director Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The $180 million dollar sci-fi epic is both the highest budgeted independent and French film of all-time. While the title is unfamiliar to the casual movie goer in North America, the film is actually based off of a 50 year old French comic book. On the surface, it would seem strange for Besson to follow up his previous film, the international Scarlett Johansson hit Lucy, with a sci-fi film, but this kind of genre hopping has been a staple of Luc Besson’s career.

The Welcome Return of the Action Movie

The Welcome Return of the Action Movie

Here we get a clear layout of the disappearance and reappearance of the mid-budget action movies that we all loved from back in the day! Check out what Sean Chandler has to say about this phenomenon and why he thinks that we need to be getting more of them than we already are!