Wednesday, March 05, 2014

wiw vol 51 - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

2010 - PG - 1 hour 44 minutes
Streaming Netflix


Desperate to cure her near catatonic sister, intrepid authoress Adèle Blanc-Sec braves ancient Egyptian tombs and modern Egyptian lowlife to locate a mummified doctor and get him back to Paris. Her hope is that oddball Professor Espérandieu will then use his unusual powers to bring the doctor back to life so he, in turn, can use his centuries-old skills on the unfortunate sister. In Paris however Espérandieu is already causing mayhem, having brought to life what was a safe museum egg but is now a very active pterodactyl. Paris 1911 may not be the healthiest place to be. 

I have always loved Luc Besson. One of my all time favorite movies is directed by him (The Big Blue - "Le Grand Bleu") So when the mister picked out this movie I was excited to see what it was all about. It was interesting and had a Coen brothers feel to the design. I say a definite watch.