May 9, 1997

The Fifth Element

fifthI love this Luc Besson futuristic fantasy. It's one of those fast-paced, colorful, entertaining movies which I can put on the DVD player anytime and soak it up. Much like all those submarine movies (and Star Trek II), the protagonist Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) and the antagonist Zorg (Gary Oldman) never meet throughout the movie. At one point, they miss each other when one enters an elevator while another exits the adjacent elevator, but that's as close as they come. I suppose if you were making a movie where the two leads hated each other, you could structure the screenplay like this and they'd never have to set foot on set at the same time.