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Twitter On Trailers: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Matt Mitchell | PopWrapped Author

Matt Mitchell

Staff Writer
@thecultofpop
11/23/2016 7:14 pm
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Twitter On Trailers: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets | Valerian
Media Courtesy of Screenrant.com

This week, the teaser trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hit the web. Based on the classic French science fiction graphic novel, Valerian ran a cool marketing campaign that put fan reactions from Twitter and YouTube into the trailer. Clearly I abused it; watch mine below.

The film comes from Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element, and stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Rihanna. I was pretty excited after watching the trailer, but let's see what the consensus was on Twitter.

For the most part, the internet loved that a Beatles track was used in the trailer (for the first time, I might add, it isn't a cover). There were those who disagreed, though, so I'm curious about you feel on the matter. Share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter with #PWToT.

Valerian Twitter Reactions

Some tweets were not liking the lead actors for Valerian and Laureline, but I disagree. I went out and read Ambassador of the Shadows, the English translation of the original first volume. Laureline was featured more in this volume, and Delevingne definitely shares her looks and personality. I trust DeHaan will do well in the role but can't verify how well he matches Valerian until I've read more of the source material.

People do seem to like that Rihanna is in the film, though, despite only appearing briefly in the trailer.

A lot of people were left unimpressed because they felt Valerian looked the same as every other major sci-fi film.

Perhaps what some don't realize is that Valerian and Laureline was published in 1967 and inspired many aspects of Star Wars and other science fiction.

It wasn't all bad, though; there was plenty of excitement and high hopes for audiences to get the Fifth Element Besson and not the Lucy Besson. No matter their opinion, though, pretty much everyone agreed the trailer was visually stunning.

An interesting prediction I noticed recurring was that Valerian is going to be a great hidden gem. Tweeters thought it will be loved by audiences but not seen by the masses.

What do you think? Are you interested in seeing Valerian? Engage in the discussion by using the #PWToT tag!


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