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Monday, August 23, 2010

[7.00/10] The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)


The Extraordinary Adventures of
Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)


Set in 1912, Luc Besson's latest adventure/fantasy flick "Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" is an adaptation of the Franco-Belgian comics of the same name, written and drаwn by Jacques Tardi. Adèle Blanc-Sec is basically the female version of Indiana Jones, and while less adventurous than IJ series, this film is just as enjoyable and entertaining to watch. Adèle is an early 20th century young adventurer slash journalist and she hunts down all kinds of supernatural and mythical creatures including stuff like sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies and things of all shapes and sizes. Louise Bourgoin, who palys the title character, certainly possessing a remarkable onscreen charisma! She's beautiful, sweet, charming, natural and last but not least, she can act. Bourgoin delivers an energetic and hilarious performance as Adele, and her incredible presence carries the film along. The supporting characters are largely interesting and well-acted, but none of them stand out as Adele does. Visually, "Adèle Blanc-Sec" is spectacular! The cinematography offers rich visual treat and beautiful sets from early 20th century Paris and sandy Egypt. The art direction is colorful and vivid, the costumes are gorgeous, and the special effects, while a bit cheesy at times, are rather good. All in all, "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec" is visually-arresting, humorous and highly enjoyable fantasy flick, that delivers what it promises - a delightful entertainment!

  • My Rating: 7.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.0/10

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Need to add this one to my NetFlix queue!

Nebular said...

You should definitely see this, especially if you're into Indiana Jones-like adventures ;) It was a joy to watch!

Jaccstev said...

For sure, Louise Bourgoin alone is a joy to watch :)

Nebular said...

Did you see this, Jaccsy? :)

Jaccstev said...

Sadly I haven't watch this yet but I can imagine how awesome Louise Bourgoin in the bathtub scene :))

Nebular said...

OMG, she even showed her boobs. Didn't expect that at all! :) It was nice though ;)