The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec

A strange scientist …

… brings to life a pterodactyl …

… that goes on to (innocently) terrorize Paris …

… while Adele is on a mission in far-off Egypt …

… to assist her sister …

… how all these threads come together forms an incredible story.

This movie is So. Damned. Good.

If you liked The Fifth Element, another movie by Besson, you will love this one too.

It has all his trademarks. A twisty story with built-in humor derived from the bizarre circumstances the characters find themselves in, characters that are themselves bizarre and filled with life, all thrown together and done with great gusto!

This is the kind of movie Hollywood used to make.

Some will inevitably compare it to the Indiana Jones series. That would be an insult.

This is so superior and brooks no such comparison.

See it as soon as you can.

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5 responses to “The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec

  1. Keishon

    This looks to be visually stunning and I trust you when you say it has a good story to go along with it. It’s also based on a book of the same title by Jacques Tardi. Will get the book if I can’t get the movie. As an aside, I’m ambivalent about The Fifth Element. It was watchable but not a favorite. Hoping this movie is better than The Fifth Element. Thanks.

  2. Keishon

    I’ll be watching it later today and I bought the book. Couldn’t help it. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Is this just coming out in the US? I saw it last year in Switzerland. Excellent! Many of those who already knew the stories from childhood were a little disappointed though.

    Actually, it’s not based on a book by Jacques Tardi, but several graphic novels, aka comic books. Luc Besson combined several of the stories that are separate and distinct volumes into a single film that’s both visually stunning and well-written.

    I heard a rumor a while ago that a sequel was planned, but haven’t checked lately to see if more information is available.

  4. Keishon

    Actually, it’s not based on a book by Jacques Tardi, but several graphic novels, aka comic books. Luc Besson combined several of the stories that are separate and distinct volumes into a single film that’s both visually stunning and well-written.

    You are correct and I bought the collection. I don’t know why I said “book” when they are indeed GN. The movie was excellent.

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