I admit, when the Fifth Element came out in theatres originally, I saw it. Saw it, and was not impressed. I found the it to be hokey, the acting poor, the props cartoonish, and the acting poor. Yeah, I said that twice, the acting really is bad.
A funny thing happened over the years. Everything I hated about this film began to take on a fresh charm. I stopped taking the film so seriously and learned to just enjoy it for what it is – over the top space fantasy (not science fiction). You learn to ignore the giant sentient fireball of doom and appreciate, the plastic half dome on Gary Oldman’s head, and just enjoy being lied to about how the Universe works for a little while. That’s what I did, and boy, was the opera show worth it!