The Fifth Element - Bonkers, Baffling and Brilliant

413 160 Megtekintés

The Fifth Element may be one of the most unique science fiction movies ever made, and the most divisive. Join me as I review the 1997 Luc Besson movie that became a cult classic.

  • Want to help support this channel? Check out my books on Amazon: Subscribe on Patreon: Subscribe on SubscribeStar:

    The Critical DrinkerThe Critical Drinker13 napja
    • I loved it from day 1

      Goodwins all access Media service providerGoodwins all access Media service provider5 napja
    • The Critical Drinker, with recent situation with Gina I think its perfect time to talk about the movie Rollerball (1975). Im sure you remember the classic and legendary ending.

      Checkered CroatCheckered Croat6 napja
    • @Breezy x I made it through the first 10 minutes. Not my kind of film.

      nagualdesignnagualdesign7 napja
    • Drinker, Stanley Kubrick did all of his films since Dr.Strangelove in England. Sure this is a nitpick as he was financed by US studios, but still a nice fact to know. So the picture of 2001 A Space Odyssey is made in England. Anyway, that's all I got for you today. I'll go away now.

      Juzu JuzuJuzu Juzu8 napja
    • Hey Drinker what do you think about Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch 2011?

      OrphicanOrphican8 napja
  • I disagree. Mila is the ONLY reason this movie got ANYTHING! Adam

    ARIES5342ARIES53422 órája
  • I have watched this a shit load. Back when sci fi was interesting. The last thing that I can think of (that's good) that seems similar is firefly/serenity

    kjhanson kjhansonkjhanson kjhanson3 órája
  • Mate, do a review on Primer made by Shane Carruth in 2004.

    Dash DIgitaLDash DIgitaL5 órája
  • Firing chicken nuggets at a fat positivity activist. Im dying in laughter. Haha

    Jacks BobJacks Bob5 órája
  • One of my favourite films of all time, epic entertainment with some of the most quoteable lines in cinema history

    wtiiwarcraftwtiiwarcraft7 órája
  • I always thought it was cool getting Chinese food straight from your balcony

    kivu88kivu887 órája
  • I'd rather watch chris tucker's character in this movie than watch the SHIT of today.

    Michael WMichael W10 órája
  • Mila was one of my very first celeb crushes, hands down

    DoubleK1990DoubleK199010 órája
  • The movies was simply fun to watch.

    AnkriAnkri12 órája
  • The Fifth Element is like the bad rip off of itself. Like the Turkish Superman etc

    Richard McRichard Mc13 órája
  • Just about my favorite movie ever. Never went to see it in the theater because the trailer and ads were non existent.

    Noelle CampbellNoelle Campbell14 órája
  • Just watched it for the first time, loved it

    Andrew DempseyAndrew Dempsey16 órája
  • This movie is pure passion and creativity.

    Imperator232Imperator23217 órája
  • It’s the little things, like the size of the filter vs tobacco in the cigarettes, that make this such a labour of love and a joy to watch 👍🏽

    NimNim22 órája
  • I had forgotten it before this video. It is funny how much we overlap in our tastes and interest, but then have such extreme differences in a few things.

    Timothy FitzgeraldTimothy Fitzgerald23 órája
  • do Valerian next. really curious what the critical drinker thinks of that one. i think it's fuckin underrated.

    Tom LandoltTom LandoltNapja
  • Excellent summary and review, one of best films of the mid 90’s

    mark johnstonmark johnstonNapja
  • It's an absolute classic, featured so many people in their prime too, Even had my man Lee evans in there. Love it

  • This is one of the movies I could probably quote at will I've seen so many times. Milla Jovovich was probably my first uhhh celebrity girl-boy awakening thing, if you know what I mean. Truly a movie to just enjoy, nothing more nothing less. Shame about Valerian though.

  • It really shows just how bad modern films are when you have nostalgia over this

    Bob SaundersBob SaundersNapja
  • I saw this in the theater back in ‘97 and it’s still one of my favorite sci-fi movies. Not too hard nowadays since all Hollywood puts out is trash.

    James MayfieldJames MayfieldNapja
  • Omg, tricky was there

    Diane NguyenDiane NguyenNapja
  • Regarding the film's look, feel, and style, I believe that Luc Besson was channeling Heavy Metal magazine. He wanted to create a film that carried the gestalt of the French magazine, that had been popular across the continents for over a decade. So, the look and style of the film emulates the designs by Mobius, Enki Bilal, and other comic creators. It's quite amazing in that regard, bringing to live action film the quirky science fiction subculture of Heavy Metal magazine.

    Dave Alber VR PaintingDave Alber VR PaintingNapja
  • Probably my all time favorite movie.

  • I loved the movie for what it is, entertainment, critics go home!

    Rodney ThurRodney ThurNapja
  • multi pass?

    this guythis guyNapja
  • To summarise: Earth is basically a farm, the big bad believes he will be ruling over a new garden of Eden to prepare for when the entity returns for another feast, and LeLu is a some sort of generically modified human that contains a special element that binds the other four together and creates a super weapon.. LeLu's outfit though 👀 Real world Jesus was male and got nailed to a cross. Why couldn't we have this one instead!?

    The Rings of TimeThe Rings of TimeNapja
  • The 90’s the peak of Hollyweird before the Woke and politically motivated agendas started.

  • 1:04 - He was the only character that I liked. 2:36 - YAAAAY!!!

    A Shot of WhiskeyA Shot of WhiskeyNapja
  • One of my very favorite movies of all time. "Father, what does ECTO GAMMOT mean"?

  • It is a beautiful special movie

    Michelle M.Michelle M.Napja
  • I had an ex who surprised me on my 21st birthday sexy Cosplay style dressed as Leeloo. Even down to the multipass. Needless to say I have enjoyed the memories since lol.

    Robson Rover RepairRobson Rover Repair2 napja
  • She has over two hundred thousand DNA memo groups...that obviously means she can read any language XD. The universe's super uber kickass ultimate sweetheart, should be able to read every known language i mean, supreme being... also the fat aliens spoke english, i imagine from hanging around earth before so why couldn't they have taught her? not too big a jump if you ask me. I just love how they made Lilu awesome without the tiniest hint of modern feminism, but then again it was 1997 and humans were just becoming woke. I loved this film too, even Ruby Rodd. Nowadays these characters don't seem unusual at all ROFL, but back in the 90s, this was a roller coaster of wackiness.

    john bicklejohn bickle2 napja
  • I admit, I was not a fan of it when it was released. Haven't seen it since so I don't know if my opinion would change now.

    dbsommers1dbsommers12 napja
  • The production design on this movie was insane, costumes by Jean Paul Gautier and world design by Jean 'Mobius' Girraud who drew The Silver Surfer comic for Marvel and also designed the human tech and the Nostromo sets on Ridley Scott's Alien 👽

    Var'Haleq PhistVar'Haleq Phist2 napja
  • I have to say are without question one of the most entertaining guys out there.....I love your crass and self effacing nature couple with some fucking razor sharp wit and stellar observations.....I appreciate and applaud you my should have millions of subs .....and that is a sincere non hyperbolic comment.....I wish you continued success I tell everyone I know about you...hope that helps and I look forward to your content moving forward ..cheers

    Steve AllenSteve Allen2 napja
  • The 5th! one of my favorites

    Chris ShellChris Shell2 napja
  • Ruby Rod literally became profecy one of the best characters ever.

    aj dileoaj dileo2 napja
  • Great movie please do The Big Hit. I think you will like it.

    aj dileoaj dileo2 napja
  • Anyone enjoy Valerian?

    James BerglindJames Berglind2 napja
  • One of my favorite movies

    Victor CozhuhariVictor Cozhuhari2 napja
  • LMAO At the meth head the first time I saw this : ))

    Al CodieAl Codie2 napja
  • 3:21 exactly what I thought !!

    Al CodieAl Codie2 napja
  • Fast paced, visual storytelling. Kinda like a Movie !!

    White NoiseWhite Noise2 napja
  • Ruby Rod makes me laugh my ass off EVERY TIME I see him lol never gets old.... hahaha his paint roller hair sticking out and Korbin Dallas is like wtf lookin at it haha

    Steven SchofieldSteven Schofield2 napja
  • If you like this movie, then I highly recommend watching the 4 Luc Besson written "Taxi" films, they're almost just as weird and crazy. + you get to see Marion Cotillard's boobs.

    BirdsElopeWithTheSunBirdsElopeWithTheSun2 napja
  • I've seen it 7 times, time for one more :) Thank you. Cheers!

    KdefthogbgKdefthogbg2 napja
  • You might want to have a look at The Big Blue, another one of Besson's 'good' films.

    Peter SchattmannPeter Schattmann2 napja
  • Whenever I hear any sort of opera-y melodic singling, I think of the blue lady

    operanchuoperanchu2 napja
  • We should also mention the impact of the work of grand master Moebius in this film.

    Chris B.Chris B.2 napja
  • Absolutely love this movie. It’s soooo bloody good!

    Chris JonesChris Jones2 napja
  • I found this film to be immensely enjoyable the first time I saw it. The first time.

    ReddFoxx1562ReddFoxx15622 napja
  • Hey, my dad did the sound for this movie. Was nominated for an academy award, too....but lost to titanic. I’m biased, but I thought this was better.

    Joey M.Joey M.2 napja
  • definitely more of Aldous Huxley a brave new world and not George orwell 1984. But I feel at times its more PEE WEE big adventure.

    Mos MelendezMos Melendez2 napja
  • I love this movie. Great vid.

    Just Like ParadiseJust Like Paradise2 napja
  • 6:50 She put them right next to her organs, you know, the ones that woman hating feminists complain about with girls that are tiny...

    david rossdavid ross2 napja
  • This was so much better than "Lucy." The phrase "bombarded with greasy solar atoms" could have appeared in either movie, but you know that "Lucy" was somehow incredibly taking the pseudoscience seriously, while "Element" was just having fun. Ah, well. At least Morgan Freeman got a boatload of cash for what were essentially voice overs; good for him.

    Scott MillerScott Miller3 napja
  • I used to have trouble deciding which movie was my all-time favorite. Then I remembered Fifth Element existed.

    StigmergyStigmergy3 napja
  • One of my very favorite movies! Such fun!

    Kevin KruegerKevin Krueger3 napja
  • Definitely a lot of European fashion stuff in the movie, including Milla and various designers.

    Scocasso VegetusScocasso Vegetus3 napja
  • Amazing Film - watched it again last night - along with V for Vendetta & Constantine

    Tom KirtleyTom Kirtley3 napja
  • I love Ruby Rod

    Chris JimChris Jim3 napja
  • Moebius

    Chris JimChris Jim3 napja
  • Whisky actually covers two elements: fire and water.

    John MarstallJohn Marstall3 napja
  • Still curious how Prince would have fared as Ruby Rhod. He was their first choice. Love Chris Tucker’s interpretation. But Prince?

    Rod RollerRod Roller3 napja
  • The Fifth Element is Love. The End.

    AndrewAndrew3 napja
  • Mila is playing Illumina- I mean Lilo.

    AndrewAndrew3 napja
  • the fifth element is love btw. love conquers all btw.

    AndrewAndrew3 napja

    AndrewAndrew3 napja
  • Lmao I love the appreciation for Ruby Rhod in the comments after Critical Drinker pretty much didn't care for him. But people can disagree like adults. Still he was my favorite in the movie!

    Veronica CordovaVeronica Cordova3 napja
  • Its "Heavy Metal". The cab driver part. Instead of a voluptuous red head its a skinny red head.

    Noel MendezNoel Mendez3 napja
  • "Epic Melodrama of Star Wars..." - WTF are you talking about? I've had more Drama during a dump.

    Frederick ThomsFrederick Thoms3 napja
  • this movie is entertaining in an over the top way. 5 *, would watch again and again.

    pauldwalkerpauldwalker3 napja
  • You should stop drinking, my friend! Anyway, I mostly liked this movie, although sometimes it's too weird for me. But I guess that's what makes it special!

    Sergi MedinaSergi Medina3 napja
  • I love it, always have 👍

    agent_meisteragent_meister3 napja
  • Mila did Joan Of Arc as her first role. I remember it was a great movie for its time, at its time. Don't know how it would stand up now, since you can't really find it.

    Shane ZielinskiShane Zielinski4 napja
  • I can understand why someone would hate this movie, but I still wouldn’t ever want to be friends with them.

    Ben JonesBen Jones4 napja
  • Perfectly said. Love it or hate it. You won’t forget it. Cool movie.👍🥃

    The Mad MickThe Mad Mick4 napja
  • Well, what can you say about the 5th Element ?, I get that not all people will get it & the fact it was directed by some weird artsy French director is no surprise, but I recommend everyone do this trip at least once. It is on my short list of DVD's to put on if you are having trouble picking a movie, bet you won't watch it just once.

    Brian WiedenBrian Wieden4 napja
  • I freakin love this movie!! Can't say how many times I've seen it! And your so right. It is quite a breath of fresh air from all the rehashed shit Hollywood dumps out!

    J SastreJ Sastre4 napja
  • I love this movie. saw it in the theater when it came out and I did NOT like it the first time. somehow it grew on me over time. the crack addict robber at the front door was my favorite character: "give me the cashshshsh". I wonder if Luc wasn't trying to make almost a musical. the sound and music edits are incredible. oh and Ruby Rhod ROCKED.

    diogenes koolaiddiogenes koolaid4 napja
  • The only character that annoys me in this movie is the President, who has the charisma and intelligence of a bag of rocks.

    Michael AlexanderMichael Alexander4 napja
  • Ha, ha, ha! You have a hilarious voice and an interesting concept to describe things!

    Ulf AnderssonUlf Andersson4 napja
  • I love Ruby. he was fucking hilarious back then, and he's fucking hilarious now.

    W LW L4 napja
    • Amen! He maybe over the top but the character isn't there long enough to be annoying. Frankly he was a breathe of fresh air with all the serious characters up to that point.

      Kayden3Kayden34 napja
  • Dude, seriously, you are SO damned good at this. I've seen the film countless times and I haven't even noticed the plot holes because I just love it so damned much.

    Vic HoltremanVic Holtreman4 napja
  • Mmmm, cheekan

    Kyle O'ConnorKyle O'Connor4 napja
  • I absolutely love this movie! Cheers, mate!

    Mihail MihaylovMihail Mihaylov4 napja
  • this cast was amazing all around, and this movie still holds up as one of my favs to this very day. it's fantastic... and i stand by Ruby Rhod's character! Chris Tucker ran with that role and was awesome. Sorry, Drinker, but i can't agree with u on this one. that's an actor making bold choices and being awesome for it.

    Philadelphia WhovianPhiladelphia Whovian4 napja
  • I would love to see a review of another Luc besson movie Leon the professional

    colm duggancolm duggan4 napja
  • Ruby....shit character played by an actor with a voice that could crack a pint glass.

    Ben DoverBen Dover4 napja
  • 5th element is one of the best movies ever. It makes every character memorable, with character and each one is even relevant to the plot, even the girl!

    NegatveSpaceNegatveSpace4 napja
  • I can't get over it that you didn't mention how good Corben Dallas is at negotiating

    nobodynemoqnobodynemoq4 napja
  • I tried watching this. I just couldn't. Your voice. It sounds like you are trying to talk and take a shit at the same time.

    Werner KuntzWerner Kuntz4 napja
  • Anyone remember the Fifth Element game?

    silverfr3aksilverfr3ak4 napja
  • 0:18 I watched Russian scifi films like Solaris and Stalker a long time ago and found them haunting, but yeah, if you want action look elsewhere.

    heroesytumbasheroesytumbas4 napja
  • This movie is always a fun ride

    Quentin ElsQuentin Els4 napja
  • I want a prequel about Ruby 🥰

    Predrag PetrovicPredrag Petrovic4 napja
  • I love the 5th element. The plot holes don't matter at all! Whether they are there to lampshade some cliche or just because, they don't detract from the movie at all. It's not that kind of movie. Much like in porn, the story is just a setup for the ride, except instead of fucking, this movie involves a heady mix of badassery, humor, action, and absurdity that is just awesome as fuck. It's full of these "little things", ideas, lines, scenes that make you smile, or rather grin like an idiot. Whether it's Chekov's Gun subverted by an actual gun, Dallas's "negotiation" methods, or that "timers" scene. And the characters are portrayed perfectly. Played to the hilt. Sure, it doesn't explore the depths of the human condition, but that's not a bad thing. Not all sci fi has to. This film is silly, but it manages to be good at it, something that so often falls flat and just becomes cringeworthy.

    KaeYossKaeYoss4 napja
  • Zork was a phenomenal character. I mean, you take the typical evil villain and give him THAT accent. It's just ridiculous, like most of this movie, which was what made the movie so great.

    KaeYossKaeYoss4 napja