Based on the popular Franco-Belgian graphic novels, and called The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec elsewhere, this French-made film follows the escapades of feisty heroine Adèle, who finds time to save pre-WWI Paris from pterodactyls, corrupt officials and a rather well-spoken mummy (of the ancient Egyptian variety) in between writing novels. There’s a danger that the English-language dubbing over the original French will prove a rather annoying distraction. Yet those unfamiliar with the novels may find this quirky film to be a refreshing alternative to the plethora of Hollywood blockbusters currently showing in Dubai’s cinemas.

Adele: Rise of the Mummy

Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 107 mintues
Released: Nov 30th
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jacky Nercessian, Philippe Nahon, Nicolas Giraud, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Gérard Chaillou, Serge Bagdassarian
Language: English,French
Classification: PG15
Adele: Rise of the Mummy
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