"Sir, are you human?
No. I'm a meat popsicle."
In retrospect, The Fifth Element has matured into a great film. As Roger Ebert said, it is one of the great goofy movies. Not because it is somehow connected to The Goofy Movie franchise but because it doesn't take itself very seriously, which is why it's so great. Director Luc Besson wrote this film when he was a teenager and had the audacity to turn it into a big budget movie. Turning your childhood imagination into a wild fantasy story and for those ideas to be recognized as great - just wow. Luc Besson is one hell of a filmmaker. But The Fifth Element doesn't always work well. It's story is kind of hazy, half-assed even. It's the little details and characters that bring this film life. Gary Oldman's Zorg, who's a arms dealer with a southern twang, is one great example. Everyone seems to having a great time on set. Especially Chris Tucker... Though you must already know his character Ruby Rhod. If not, stop what you're doing and go watch great fantasy comedy asap.