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Saturday, August 05, 2017


    No, really. I mean it! Valerian stinks. It may help you sleep, but it is one smelly herb.

    Now "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is a wonderful film. It does NOT stink, despite what professional critics may say. Luc Besson has kept much of the charm of the graphic novels "Valérian and Laureline" by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières in his vast sci-fi presentation. The various races and critters hew closely to Mézières' vision: The Mül Converter is identical to the comic version, save that it is more lovable in the movie (The graphic novel refers to them as "grumpy converters")

The Shingouz are the mercenary trio of info-sellers: