23rd-century Earth is in mortal danger and only a combination of taxi driver Bruce Willis and an alien woman in a skimpy outfit (Milla Jovovich) can save it.

Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements and she’s the vital fifth.

Writer-director Luc Besson has his tongue firmly in his cheek and packs in all manner of silly lines, outrageous fashions (designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier) and over-the-top performances, resulting in a consistently entertaining sci-fi send-up that looks amazing.

Gary Oldman is the main villain, Ian Holm is the obligatory wise old man and Chris Tucker has a whale of a time in drag.