August 16, 2002

The Fifth Element

Another Luc Besson film costarring Gary Oldman. A Day-Glo carnival ride. Everyone chews scenery (Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker) except Bruce Willis, who is mild and understated. I saw it at the Coolidge Corner Theater, where they left out one of the reels. This was the first time this ever happened to me. It was an odd, very old fashioned error: Around the time where Korben Dallas has been drafted to take a spaceship to Flohston Paradise and meet the blue diva lady, suddenly 10-15 minutes has gone by and the ship is about to take off. I ducked out to the lobby to tell someone, but it didn't do any good, and no one else in the theater seemed to notice. (Coolidge Corner Theater Midnight Show)
Fun Casting Note: I just discovered that the actress who plays the VIP Stewardess whom Ruby Rhod goes down on (Indra Ové) also played the New Orleans whore whom Lestat stuffs into a coffin for a joke in Interview With The Vampire! Two memorable roles...

 ALSO by Gary Oldman on STUB HUBBY: