The Fifth Element
Director: Luc Besson Run Time: 127 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1997
Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry
Luc Besson’s Fifth Element is an over-the-top space adventure that straddles comedy and action. It’s the twenty-third century and Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) is a cabbie in a colorfully futuristic New York who, as fate would have it, has the lovely orange-haired Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) land on his car one afternoon. But Leeloo has some troubles, she was escaping from a laboratory who was trying to insert DNA from the recently deceased Fifth Element who, you know, comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect humans. So you can imagine what happens next: space travel, singing aliens, martial arts and two lovers saving the world.