The Fifth Element movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Answering the question with another question, what actually is? The Fifth Element is a boring, stupid and often silly sci-fi action movie with a few things: Bruce Willis, some decent laughs and terrible story.


A cab driver in the 23rd century becomes the target of the search of the Great Evil when one of the Supreme Beings of the universe.

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Movie details

Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Luke Perry
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Release Date (Australia): 15 May 1997
Runtime: 126 minutes/2h 6m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: France, USA
Language: English, Swedish, German, Arabic, Egyptian 

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film includes science fiction themes and action sequences that feature depictions of fantasy creatures and aliens.

Violence (PG)

The film includes mild science film and action violence that feature fight scenes and shootings involving people and aliens.

Coarse Language (PG)

The words “s**t”, “ass”, “hell”, “damn” and “bastard” are used throughout the film.

Nudity (M)

The film includes brief and often distant depictions of female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

The film includes a depiction of a man implicitly performing oral sex on a woman.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Ridiculously stupid, disgustingly dull and laughably overrated, The Fifth Element is a 2-hour movie that feels like a day-long drug trip pulled out of the toilet and beaten up with who-knows-what. How in the actual heck did a great actor like Bruce Willis get involved in this movie? What even is this movie and how do you take it somewhat seriously?

Instead of just complaining about how much of a mess this movie is for a stack of sentences, it’s worth going through the actual reasons why The Fifth Element is just a mess of a thing that’s just unexplainable. Although there’s some extremely good chuckles thrown here and there, you actually kind of have to have a sophisticated point of view to watch this movie and properly enjoy it? Don’t you? The entire film is just a confusing mess? Huh?

Anyway, The Fifth Element is a poorly-written, ridiculously-executed and utterly unenjoyable idea in the first place. The story, which is what seems to be getting all the praise and adoration from so many audiences and critics (is it?), is just boring, messy and way too all-over-the-place. Are there proper performances and skills put into this movie, or is it just a drunk production set? What is even happening here? This film will leave you absolutely demented. Move on.

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