The Fifth Element is a science fiction movie released in 1997 which was written and directed by Luc Besson. The leading roles were played by Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. The main supporting cast includes Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, and Chris Tucker. This is one action-packed and hilarious movie.
The story revolves around Korben Dallas (played by Bruce Willis) who is already retired from the military until one fateful day when she meets Leeloo (played by Milla Jovovich) in the most unexpected way. I don’t know the exact date though but the setting of the movie is in the far future where cars are already flying and buildings are maybe 3 times taller than the tallest buildings as of this writing.

However, that fateful encounter will pave the way to save the earth from an evil far greater than anyone has ever encountered and is threatening the very life of the planet. The only thing that can save them now is the fifth element. Join them as they discover what human nature is and how they can save the planet from its impending doom.

Once you’ve seen the movie, you’ll notice that the actors and actresses in the film were perfect for their roles. Even though it’s a sci-fi movie, I really like how they blended it with action, comedy, suspense, and even drama. Bruce’s character is what you’ll see as someone practical, a bit cold (until the end at least), and straight forward. Milla Jovovich played her role perfectly. You’ll understand when you see her performance in the film. She is just fabulous. Gary Oldman also did great in the movie. He stars as Zorg, the evil genius who plans to stop Korben and Leeloo from saving the earth. His performance as the antagonist was just spectacular. And of course, Chris Tucker’s role as Ruby is very memorable. He’s really funny.

The first thing that you’ll notice is that everything is so advanced in the setting. The flying cars, automated (well almost everything) systems, and interplanetary travel. The computer graphics are stunning and the special effects are just plain awesome. It’s perfectly seamed with the actors and the real environments.

It’s one of the movies that I’ve watched a couple of times. I still have my old VHS tape and a DVD of The Fifth Element and I still enjoy every minute of it. It’s been more than a decade since its release but you can definitely get a copy of the video on your favorite stores. I would really recommend this movie although please guide your children if you watch this as well. So if you haven’t watched it yet, visit your video store now. The Fifth Element is a blast. Welcome to Fhloston paradise!

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