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The Fifth Element,
This review is from: The Fifth Element [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
I first saw this movie as an example of an exceptional film soundtrack, while The Fifth Element does have this it also has a lot more.
The atmosphere of this film is amazing, you really do feel like you are there, it creates a very colourful, living world which still manages to appear highly realistic. This film definately won't age, the world is its own, the style doesn't appear even slightly dated some 8 years on.
The acting is superb throughout, Milla Jovovich is extremely convincing and you feel that all the 'alien' language spoken by the characters is not artificial. Willis is at his best here and the supporting cast never lets the side down.
Even though on its own the story is reasonably believable as a part of the world, it is never meant to be taken seriously, there is a strong comic element (npi) which makes it even more enjoyable. There are many, many laugh out loud moments which would put movies billed as comedies to shame!
One of my favorite films of all time, any film or Willis fan would be very likely to enjoy this movie.