Review of Luc Besson
I have recently been led to believe that Twitter threads is the thing of the now by a certain unnamed someone (<cough> +Yonatan Zunger </cough>), so this evening I spewed out a bunch of tweets about my love for Luc Besson movies.

Here (and on https://twitter.com/reschat):

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After rewatching Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec this evening I began thinking back on Luc Besson's other movies. Thread!

Let's start from the beginning. Léon (1994). The first Luc Besson movie I watched - and the only Besson movie I would give a perfect score.

Léon is everything a quiet thriller should be - and more. This is one fucking emotionally captivating movie - and one I dearly love.

Next on is Taxi (1998) - a movie I first was introduced to by a childhood friend who had it on VHS. It was a magnificent experience.

Going by the order in which I saw these, the next one is The Fifth Element (1997). Do I need to say anything about this one? Wow. Just wow!

I think ~9 years went by before I again saw a Besson movie I hadn't seen before. The next one I watched was Banlieue 13 (District 13)(2004).

D13 was a total surprise to me. I knew nothing about it (especially not that it was Besson) - but I loved it; and, no surprise, made by Luc.

Next one on the list I seeked out because of Besson. Unleashed/Danny the Dog (2005). Could have been dumb - but was heartfelt and much more.

Later came Taken (2008), which everyone knows. It has later become a joke, but the movie was damn great, no doubt about it.

And, then came Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010). Such a fucking, amazing, and brilliant movie. One of the best.

At this point I was at university and had introduced my dorm mates to the amazing world that is Luc Besson's movies (especially d'Adèle).

A new Besson movie - Lockout (2012) - came out while I lived at the dorm. We all watched it together. Best group experience ever!

Lockout (2012) was the epitome of Luc Besson movies, aimed at a drunk, sci-obsessed audience - which were us. We loved it!

At this point I had begun looking forward to every Besson movie. And the next I had my eye on was The Family (2013).

The Family (2013) wasn't like the other Besson movies - but still a movie I couldn't help loving; mainly due to it's amazing characters.

Now Luc Besson were kinda mostly known for his over-the-top action movies, with the "over-the-top" referring to premise most of all.

And then came Lucy (2014); a movie premise so stupid, I simply couldn't help watching it. And it was stupid - but still damn straight great.

This concludes me reminiscing about Luc Besson movies (and ignoring sequels). Luc, you rock - keep making movies. <3

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