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What to know: Filled with adventures, somewhat like a female Indiana Jones.
Recommended age 12-18
107 minutes
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If you like movies that take place in the early 20th century, then you'll love Luc Besson's "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec." This movie is set in the early part of the 20th century focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, monsters and other distractions.

In this movie, there is a huge bird egg in a museum that hasn't hatched, they keep it there for visitors to see, it was never supposed to hatch and one day, it hatches and something that looked like a huge pterodactyl hatches from an egg and it screeches and people try to capture it and it is just too fast for them. In a part of the movie there is a group of people and they are all lined up to see something in a tomb and they release something, I can't tell you what because that will ruin the movie for you. Anyway, the cops want to hang her for these things that she has been saying and she needs something to heal her sister. Adele finds a mummy that people think no one can ever find and then she talks to it and tells someone she found it and they don't believe her. The people of the town see the mummy and are really scared. In one part of the movie Adele is in a cave and she sees a fire behind her, and gets inside a sarcophagus to save herself.

My favorite part in this movie is the part where the mummy dresses up in a suit and he asks someone to guide him there and the guy says of course and faints. I really like the music in this film. It's great.

The main characters in this movie are Ad�le Blanc-sec (Louise Bourgoin), Dieuleveult (Mathieu Amalric), Inspector Albert Caponi (Gilles Lellouche), Justin de Saint-Hubert (Jean Paul Rouve), Marie Joseph Esperandieu (Jacky Nercessian) and le professeur M�nard (Philippe Nahon).

This movie's moral message is that no matter what, you should always do whatever is best to help your family and friends.

I recommend this movie to ages 11 to 18 and I suggest to go with your parents because this movie is really intense. You should really watch this movie if you like adventures. Reviewed by Valdi Belizaire, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

I really enjoyed this film. It is beautifully produced with gorgeous sets, costumes and well acted. The storyline is imaginative and holds your interest throughout. If you are a fan of Indiana Jones types of adventures, then this one - with a female protagonist - will surely lure you in. And the kids adored it.
From Luc Besson - As the tale opens, Adele, a redheaded, wisecracking, hard-living adventurer-cum-novelist living in pre-WWI France is on a mission in Egypt. She is attempting to retrieve a sarcophagus and tote it back to Western Europe, while fending off complications wrought by her nemesis, archaeologist Dieuleveult. She succeeds on both fronts, but runs headfirst into another issue: a Parisian scientist with the power to heal Adele's comatose sister has accidentally let loose an ancient Pterodactyl above the Parisian skies. While a zany detective and a hunter attempt to eliminate the creature, the villains turn up yet again and try to thwart. May be played in French with English sub-titles or dubbed in English.
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