This is the film that made Milla Jovovich an action star… and is probably the last time Bruce Willis was an action star. Luc Besson helms this bonkers hybrid of sci-fi, action, and fantasy.
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HOW IT STARTS: A blue-skinned opera singer begins her performance, as our hero is approached by the enemy.
THE PREFACE:Luc Besson directed some great action films before he got around to this sci-fi action fantasy mash up. The French writer/director/mega-producer kicked things off with his female assassin action flick La Femme Nikita, and broke down the door with Leon (aka The Professional) a little hitman movie with a big heart. After the success of his first two cult classics Besson could pursue his dream of making a big budget special FX-filled sci-fi epic.
The Fifth Element is as close to Star Wars as it gets. We get aliens, gun fights…
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