The Fifth Element (1997) score: 58%
I normally appreciate a cartoonish and childish vibe, however The Fifth Element is boring and cheap-looking. Even when Chris Tucker’s character Ruby is performing highly rhythmic and symbolic oral sex, I was still uninterested (and a little irritated for some reason).
But the outlandish performances are occasionally fun, and the costume design (by Jean-Paul Gaultier) is fascinating. BUT the script is inefficient and the plot wanders about frustratingly freely (maybe because Besson wrote it as a means of escape when he was in high school).
One day I’ll finish it without falling asleep, though I may need some coffee beforehand.