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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec

The year is 1912. A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg, housed on a shelf in the Natural History Museum, has mysteriously hatched, unleashing a prehistoric monster onto the Parisian streets. But nothing fazes Adele, when she finds a connection with the ancient bird and reveals many more extraordinary surprises. Based on the acclaimed historical fantasy books by Jacques Tardi, The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec follows this intrepid adventurer as she uncovers mysterious Egyptian treasures, attempts to tame a wild pterodactyl, eludes dangerous enemies and braves a formidable phenomenon to save her ailing sister.


Rated PG
107 minutes

AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA






REVIEW:
I had hoped this movie would be a magical adventure along the lines of Indiana Jones, as stated on the movie poster, or even The Mummy. Moments of it were like it, I must say, but just not enough.
The hubby wanted to shut it off halfway through but I wouldn't let him. I liked the cinematography, and it was enough to keep me watching. 
I was glad that I didn't shut it off, as the last 15 minutes or so of the movie were the best parts! 
A couple of funny moments in the movie, and fantastic costume design, but it lacked a bit of luster in the story and adventure.
I felt like the talking scenes were boresome and the silent scenes were more fun.
Not a movie for little ones. There is a couple of vivid moments where I covered my own eyes. Older teens and up would be better suited.


2/5

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