Luc Besson, we are entitled to expect good, even very good. Unfortunately, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec disappoints more than it delights.
It is always heartbreaking to see a great director to deliver a film after all means. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec offers little appeal to adults, with a few well-delivered jokes.
We are in Paris in November 1911 to be precise. Voiceover and presentation of secondary characters (including the plot of a pterodactyl who escaped the Jardin des Plantes) precede the arrival of heroin.
Adele Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin) is a journalist (she was born under the pen of cartoonist Jacques Tardi). It has neither the faint of heart nor the language in his pocket and little embarrassed orders from his editor. Thus one finds in Egypt when it should climb the Andes. But the fair has other things on his mind than writing texts.
Her sister, seriously injured, need medical help. And who better than the medical staff of Ramses II for the cure? Adele therefore undertook to take the mummy to revive under the care of Professor Esperandieu (Jacky Nercessian). FANTASTIC TALE
Not surprisingly, the intrigues of the prehistoric bird and the mummy will be intertwined in a fantastic tale that will entertain the younger ones.
We appreciate the small side Indiana Jones and the young woman volunteer funny. We also like the makeup of the characters gives an air of great comic to this production.
The scenario has an unfortunate tendency to scatter a little meandering in which it would have happened until the final, too predictable for my taste.
In addition, it gives a failing grade special effects of pterodactyl who are far removed from what Hollywood is accustomed to indulge and quality which we are so used that it is difficult to ignore when they are not in height.