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The Fifth Element

July 11th, 2008 by Mark Forbes Senior Content Partner Manager

Once in a while, you’ll find one of those movies that has something for everyone, a real sci-fi action romantic comedy thriller that you can watch over and over. The Fifth Element is one of those movies. Director Luc Besson (known for such explosive action films as La Femme Nikita and Léon: The Professional) pulls together seemly disparate actors and elements to create a spectacular visual feast and a beautifully crafted movie, giving viewers a two-hour futuristic thrill ride.

Set 250 years into the colorful future, the fate of the world is once again threatened by evil and, as it turns out, only the fifth element can save the planet (because the 240-megaton warheads didn’t work). Fortunately, the fifth element isn’t air, water, fire or earth, but instead a beautiful alien woman named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). She unexpectedly drops in on our reluctant hero and weapons expert-turned-taxi driver, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis). Through a clever turn of events and character development, Korben is tasked with saving the world, and he sets off for an exotic planet to find four stones that will save Earth. But this time, evil has help from one of the baddest guys in the universe, Mr. Zorg (Gary Oldman). Zorg lets nothing stand in his way from getting the stones.


Add an over-the-top, flamboyant radio jockey, Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), and a fast-thinking priest, Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm), to the heroic bunch and the excitement doesn’t stop until the movie ends.

The Fifth Element also incorporates an amazing score by Eric Serra and an operatic scene that’s nothing short of out of this world. Winning seven different international awards, including best director and best special effects, The Fifth Element really delivers a super-green summer movie.



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Last comment: Jul 12th 2008 2 Comments
  • Ted says:

    Love this movie. It has to be one of the best scifi movies.

    @Dave, I second the iPhone app!

    Oh, and I think a figured out the clues for next weeks summer debuts. Hint: tinyurl.com

  • Dave says:

    You guys should make an iPhone app! That would be a killer app for iPhone.