posted on Jul, 21 2019 @ 09:59 AM
a reply to: ketsuko
Heh, the voice is the best part too. That's what makes his character. It's just another example of how truly well done the whole movie was. The
whole Fhloston thing was designed to be a parody of the future, even the name "Fhloston" was a clever play on words conjuring up a mental image of
"flotsam" which Fhloston was...floating debris from a sunken culture.
There's a million things like that in the movie. A person can watch it 50 times and still not see all of them. I think I see something new every
time I watch this movie. Some subtle little hidden 'easter egg' of discovery in different scenes. There are countless little irreverent backhands to
modern culture and society. It's very overt in the Leeloo character, but much more covert and veiled sarcasm in other characters and scenes. Again,
it is what makes the movie such a great flick.
It's like The Fifth Element is a very shrewd distillation and then projection of modern society out into the future. There are themes of religion,
technological poverty, bureaucratic paralysis, hopelessness and despair, all cleverly wrapped up in an almost comedic package. In some ways The
captures it even better than Blade Runner
did...and that's saying something!
edit on 7/21/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)