The Fifth Element Review

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The movie ‘The Fifth Element’ is a must see if you are into fast paced action movies with great visuals and special effects designed to create Sci Fi realism. The movie is set 250 years into the future, where life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil in the form of a giant fiery object racing towards the earth. Only the fifth element can stop the Evil from extinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years. Leeloo, who symbolizes life as the fifth element, is helped by ex-soldier, military hero and current-cab driver, Korben Dallas, who is, in turn, helped by a ship cruise promoter, Ruby Rhod. Pursued by both the government and a powerful magnate enlisted by the forces of Evil, Leeloo is the key to Earth's salvation. Together they must recover four sacred stones, which each symbolize the four elements (of alchemic Greek tradition), to stop this evil, overcoming many obstacles along the way. Unfortunately, Evil is being assisted by Mr. Zorg and his alien mercenaries, who seek to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring. The story climaxes with just 15 minutes left until the death of all life on the planet by the ultimate evil just 62 miles from impact. But in the end, Leeloo and Korben prevail in destroying the ultimate evil with Leeloo forming the ‘divine light’, and obliterating the evil sphere until the next 5000 years. This is a very entertaining movie and well worth a watch, with comic moments weaved throughout the story adding to its

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