The science-fiction “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” starring Dane DeHaan in the title role, has moments of blissful calm. But this scene isn’t one of them.

Here, Major Valerian is on a mission to catch up with some alien characters quickly. The fastest way to get to them is to burst through a wall as well as many of the worlds in the metropolis of Alpha (the city of the title).