The Fifth Element is about a futuristic cab driver named Korben Dallas, played by Bruce Willis, who has a strange but beautiful woman named Leeloo, played by Milla Jovovich, literally fall into his cab. From there Dallas is taken on the ultimate adventure where he finds out that Leeloo is some sort of ultimate being that has been sent to save the world but no one really knows how to use her power. In the meantime an evil businessman named Zorg, played by Gary Oldman, is awaiting the arrival of some sort of huge entity that he intends to deliver some mystical stones to and collect a huge reward. The problem is that Zorg has no idea where the stones are and every group he has sent to collect the stones has failed. In the end Zorg decides to pursue the stones himself and his pursuit eventually crosses paths with Dallas and Leeloo. Along the way they all come in contact with the outrageous radio show host Ruby Rohd, played by Chris Tucker, and the rest is all a very entertaining story.
You have to give The Fifth Element a chance because it does take a while to get used to but once you are able to put the characters into the setting of the story it actually becomes a very entertaining story. Some of it can be hard to follow but the comedy is funny, the action is exciting, and the special effects are Oscar worthy. All in all The Fifth Element probably should have been given more of a chance by American audiences than it was given. If you have a chance you should rent The Fifth Element and give it a chance. If you enjoy futuristic fairy tales with a ton of twists and turns then you will definitely enjoy this movie a great deal.