In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
|Release Date||:||May 7, 1997|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Gaumont|
|Writers||:||Robert Mark Kamen, Luc Besson, Luc Besson|
|Casts||:||Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Lee Evans, Charlie Creed-Miles, Tricky, John Neville, John Bluthal, Mathieu Kassovitz, Christopher Fairbank, Kim Chan, Julie T. Wallace, Al Matthews, Maïwenn, Mac McDonald, Indra Ové, Genevieve Maylam, Jason Salkey, Michael Culkin|
|Plot Keywords||:||secret passage, clone, taxi, future, stowaway, space travel, dystopia, race against time, arms dealer, love, priest, end of the world, good vs evil, police chase, cab driver, cyberpunk, new york city, explosion, space opera, military, exploding planet, opera singer, stone, resort hotel, cyborg redneck, archeologist, cruise liner starship|
Most sci-fi films try to break new ground with special effects and visual eye candy, but The Fifth Element created a whole new concept in the genre: the art-action science fiction.
While this film has many flaws, particularly in the flow of the plot, visually, it surpasses most sci-fi films I have ever seen. Not even Planet of the Apes (2001) could compete with this film's cinematography. I firmly believe 1997 was a great year for this concept of film, considering the highly visual Alien Resurrection came out the same year. Hopefully, some of the more modern sci-fi films will encompass some of the visual ideals this film set forth.