Other films directed by Luc Besson: Leon: The Professional (1994), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Directing: Cinematography was good... at the start. I thought it had good potential. But then every scene had a different aim, it then focused on satisfying the shallow people. They made effects of slight corny humor, exaggerations, stupid dialogue, and even annoying scenes and, hell, a singing Chris Tucker, in drag mode. The creation of the fifth element scene was interesting though. Priest fainting scene was stupid. The choking scene was odd yet interesting. There’s a bit of smart humor in the film. The Chris Tucker scene was so annoying. He is. Hurts to watch. The directing had some annoying parallelism in presenting the scenes. Such is forced and unimportant.
Plot: The plot from the start during the delaying the project scene was forced and wasn’t at all convincing. The creation of the fifth element scene was interesting. Priest fainting scene was stupid. The choking scene was odd yet interesting. It really wasn’t very clear and interesting for my taste.
Characters/Acting: The characters could be done better, and more convincing. Maybe they could have been more realistic. Some dialogues were cheap too. I didn’t like the drive-thru MCDO scene. Cop saying ‘whoa’ to a car accident. Only Mila Jovovich’ character was so acceptable and lovely, you can read her nature and unfamiliarity. Her acting was so priceless. Everyone else did bad, can’t blame them I guess. The director shares the fault.
Score: The score had its moments. At the very start, then it became weird and annoying towards the end.
Possibly influenced some scenes in: Sunshine, Avatar, Repo-men, and Hollow Man.