"Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English."
Bruce Willis is one of the most iconic actors of the 90s. He starred in some of the biggest films of the decade, including Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Armageddon 12 monkeys and sixth sense (that's one hell of a run!). In 1997, he starred in The Fifth Element, a sci-fi action film set in the future. In the movie, Willis plays Korben Dallas, a taxi driver when a strange alien creature lands in his cab, he quickly finds himself in the middle of a battle to save the world.
Korben Dallas is a galactic everyman with money problems, an uncomfortable apartment and the worst job you can imagine. He's also got this charm that gets him out of all sorts of trouble though so it turns into more than just another terrible situation when he doesn't make one bad decision after another!
Luc Besson's The Fifth Element is one of those movies that hits all the right spots. It has imaginative worldbuilding with cool futuristic gadgets and enough action to keep you on your toes, yet it still feels resonates as a love story between two people who found each other in difficult times.
Korben, the protagonist in this film is drawn as a traditional macho-man action character despite being more of an everyman. All of the other characters are pretty much useless throughout most parts and it's mostly due to their inability that makes Korbens' actions seem all more heroic.
When it comes to the Fifth Element, there are a lot of different themes that come into play. The film itself is set in the future and revolves around the idea of humanity having to face a great threat. This eventually leads to the need for a special weapon, which can only be found by using the five elements.
One of the most prevalent themes in the film is humanity's ability to adapt and change. This is seen in the way that Korben Dallas is a stoic lone wolf but eventually accepts his faults and works with those around him.
Willis's performance is outstanding, and he perfectly captures the character's wit and charisma. If you're a fan of Bruce Willis or just looking for a good action movie, then The Fifth Element is definitely worth checking out.
This artwork of Bruce Willis from The Fifth Element was created first as a sketch, then later it was then digitally transferred. DP inked, coloured, distressed and finally printed via Giclee.
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Available in new 8", 12” or 20” Giclee prints on 310gsm material.
'Korben Dallas' was created on August 17th 2022
- Limited to 50 copies
- Printed using Giclee and Hahnemühle German Etching 310 (gsm) paper for a superior handmade feel.
-Includes 1" border for mounting.