PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Immerse yourself in the world of Valerian with our guided photo gallery and the eye-popping "Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson" original video.
There are 2,734 special effects shots in this movie, compared to only 188 in The Fifth Element (1997).
President of the World State Federation:
The Alpha intergalactic space station has reached critical mass in orbit. Its weight and size now poses a serious threat to mother Earth. In its great wisdom, the Central Committee has decided to use all resources necessary to release the space ...
The station is moved away from Earth because its gravity is having an effect. The only effect it could have is a tidal effect, and this seems unlikely given its relatively small size compared to the moon. Putting it into an orbit round the moon would be an easy fix since the combined mass would be only negligibly larger. Another easy fix would be to move to a new location at the L2 or L3 Lagrange points (L2=behind the moon, L3=opposite the Earth [behind the sun]) and drop a satellite at the L3 or L4 points to retain contact with Earth. (The Lagrange points are where gravity effects cancel each other out in a 2 body system [Earth/Moon, Sun/planet, etc])
There's a dedication before the closing credits start rolling: To my father...
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