SF elements: ancient evil alien death
Early in the 24th century, cab driver and ex-Special Services Major Korben Dallas [Bruce Willis] gets the surprise of his life when a strange woman babbling an unknown language falls from a great height into his cab, being hotly pursued by the police. He decides to help, and is caught up in a desperate race to be the first to find the four stones that can save the earth from the approaching 5000-year-old evil destroyer.
The plot -- to find the Four Plot Coupons to Save the Earth from destruction in the Nick of Time -- isn't the point of director Luc Besson's visually exciting film. It's all the gorgeous camp flashy funny design details -- the futuristic galaxy, the various aliens, the future Earth combining squalor and marvels, the downward view of all those air car corridors, the Dredd-esque police, the OTT radio DJ, all the fake Dallases trying to board the shuttle, the evil Zorg, the Diva, the Big Guns -- all fuse together to give a wonderful roller-coaster ride through a garish and stylish future. Sit back and enjoy.Korben Dallas ..... Bruce Willis
reviewed 15 July 2001