Friday, February 14, 2014

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is a 2010 French fantasy film directed by Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Taxi, Wasabi, Revolver). This is fun, though there's not actually much to it. But what's there is fun. We gave it to The Younger Son for Christmas, and he and I enjoyed watching it. Luc Besson is a director whose films are worth seeing.

When watching films we are used to saying, "Bringing the dead back to life is never the answer." After watching this movie we'll have to start saying, "Bring the dead back to life is almost never the answer."


Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and concludes their review with this:
Verdict: A romp magnifique, with enough thrills, giggles and pretty pictures to reward adventure-lovers who wouldn’t normally entertain the idea of taking in a treat with subtitles. Don’t miss the mid-credits postscript.
This review at DVD Talk finds it boring. Another review at DVD Talk has several screen shots and a higher opinion of it, calling it "a colorful, inventive, and satisfying journey with a dinosaur, some mummy's, and some other neat peculiarities" -but they misspelled "mummies".... Time Out gives it 3 out of 5 stars and calls it "all style and very little substance." It has an 83% critics score at Rotten Tomatoes.

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