New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn’t mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the type of fare that only comes along each five thousand years: A great beauty, A great being, A great weapon. Now, together, they should save the world. Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman star in acclaimed director Luc Besson’s outrageous sci-fi adventure, an extravagantly styled tale of good against evil set in an out of this world twenty-third century world.
Ancient curses, all-powerful monsters, shape-changing assassins, scantily-clad stewardesses, laser battles, huge explosions, A great woman, a malcontent hero–what more are you able to ask of a giant-budget science fiction movie? Luc Besson’s high-octane film comprises presidents, rock stars, and cab drivers into its unusual plot, traversing worlds and encountering some pretty wild aliens. Bruce Willis stars as a down-and-out cabbie who should win the love of Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) to save Earth from destruction by Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) and a dark, unearthly force that makes Darth Vader seem like an Ewok. –Geoff Riley