in about 100 words or less
France 126m, Colour
Director: Luc Besson; Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich
The Fifth Element is a highly inventive and visually striking comedic science fiction fantasy set in the 23rd century about a supreme being who is sent to defend the earth against an all-powerful evil entity. With a cast of entertainingly eccentric characters, the Fifth Element is a fast-paced and witty film that never takes itself too seriously – something which a number of reviewers seem to have missed in their negative critiques of this often maligned production (Klaus Ming October 2017).