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This Visually Stunning Summer Sci-Fi Movie Looks Even Better Than "Avatar"

It looks gorgeous and full of action — plus, Rihanna is in it!

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As you may or may not know, a movie named Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is coming out on July 21, 2017.

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It's directed by Luc Besson, who also directed and cowrote The Fifth Element , and it's based off of a graphic novel series that was first published in 1967.

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The story revolves around Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), who are assigned a mission to save a diverse, peaceful city full of different species and culture from a dark force.

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Multiple trailers have been released, and all of them reveal some amazing-looking visuals — like this beautiful futuristic alien city.

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Or this vehicle speeding down an empty desert among colorful rocks and clouds.

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They also give us a glimpse of a number of different-looking alien species, like these colorful ones.

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Or these two peaceful-looking folks.

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Or this irritated-looking fellow.

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And even these adorable little creatures!

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But even more exciting, it seems like the film appears to be packed with action. We're shown a giant hostile creature chasing after Laureline and Valerian...

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...and an alien running down a beach who appears to be under attack.

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Plus, Valerian epically crashing through this glass ceiling...

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...Laureline kicking this guy in the face...

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...and Valerian kicking this alien in the gut.

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AND THIS INCREDIBLE MID-AIR RUNNING ESCAPE USING SOME SORT OF GUN THAT SHOOTS OUT LITTLE PLATFORMS!

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Oh, and Rihanna plays a shapeshifter named Bubble.

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Personally, this is the most excited I've been for a film all year. And even if you're not particularly into sci-fi, you should consider it based solely on the fact that it looks so damn aesthetically stimulating!

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