mosc wrote:I would just like to point out that I fail as a topic creator for this due to Fifth Element being mentioned by so many people. It's rated 7.3 on IMDB (which is actually well in the good category). It was not a flop in the box office either (although not really a success due to a 90 million budget). Most reviewers criticize it but enjoyed it. Ba-da-boom baby!
The Fifth Element is, honestly, a really bad movie. It's fairly imaginative, with good production values, some good acting (especially Chris Tucker), and interesting visuals (especially the costumes, and Milla Jovovich); but it's spectacularly badly written (the only thing it does sort-of well are the cross-cutting scenes--a bit like Watchmen's but on a smaller scale), which kinda kills any chance of, you know, quality. It's a fun movie, and worth seeing if only for the visuals; but overall it is without meaning or sense.