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The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition) (1997)

Cast: Bruce Willis, Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, more...
Director: Luc Besson, Luc Besson
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Action, Comedies, Science Fiction , Suspense/Thriller, Camp, Aliens, Adventure, Fantasy, Space Opera
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Cantonese, T
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The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition) (1997)
Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which is set in 1914, scientists gather in Egypt at the site of an event that transpired centuries earlier. Aliens, it seemed, arrived to collect four stones representing the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water) - warning their human contacts that the objects were no longer safe on Earth. A few hundred years later (in the 23rd century), a huge ball of molten lava and flame is hurtling toward Earth, and scientist-holy man Victor Cornelius (Ian Holm) declares that in order to prevent it from destroying the planet, the same four elemental stones must be combined with the fifth element, as embodied by a visitor from another world named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). However, if the force of evil presents itself to the stones instead, the Earth will be destroyed, and an evil being named Zorg (Gary Oldman) will trigger the disaster. Despite her remarkable powers, Leeloo needs help with her mission, and she chooses her accomplice, military leader-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), when she literally falls through the roof of his taxi. Writer and director Luc Besson began writing the script for The Fifth Element when he was only 16 years old, though he was 38 before he was able to bring it to the screen.
~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition) (Bonus Disc) (1997)
Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which is set in 1914, scientists gather in Egypt at the site of an event that transpired centuries earlier. Aliens, it seemed, arrived to collect four stones representing the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water) - warning their human contacts that the objects were no longer safe on Earth. A few hundred years later (in the 23rd century), a huge ball of molten lava and flame is hurtling toward Earth, and scientist-holy man Victor Cornelius (Ian Holm) declares that in order to prevent it from destroying the planet, the same four elemental stones must be combined with the fifth element, as embodied by a visitor from another world named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). However, if the force of evil presents itself to the stones instead, the Earth will be destroyed, and a sinister alien race called the Mangalores are intent upon using their representative, Zorg (Gary Oldman), to trigger the disaster. Despite her remarkable powers, Leeloo needs help with her mission, and she chooses her accomplice, military leader-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), when she literally falls through the roof of his taxi. Writer and director Luc Besson began writing the script for The Fifth Element when he was only 16 years old, though he was 38 before he was able to bring it to the screen.
~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition) (1997)
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6.55 (1774 votes)
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The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition) (Bonus Disc) (1997)
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Young at heart by Leiata May 14, 2004 - 4:59 PM PDT
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5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
This film was one of my favorites for a very long time. I saw it originally in the theater, and wasn't tremendously impressed with it, (except for the blue-lady opera scene...stunning) but when I rented it a few months later...Zing POW!!! I worked at a video store, and each night as I worked, I'd put the movie on. We'd end up renting each copy we owned (usually including the one I was playing) simply because the movie is eye catching, with phenominal costuming and a great cast. The soundtrack by Eric Serra is very complimentary. The story is not the most intellectual bit of screenwriting, but hell, when it's this fun, who cares!

nice design but the rest... by rarcher August 2, 2003 - 12:09 PM PDT
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0 out of 9 members found this review helpful
i like the look of this film a lot - quite a bit like an enki bilal or even moebius book
but unless you're 13 years old, i don't imagine you'll actual FEEL any connection to anything in this film
a little too flat to actually be any fun

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