Adele, Rise of The Mummy

Action,Adventure

Quirky French film about a feisty pre-WW1 heroine Reviews

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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.

By Oliver Robinson
Time Out Dubai,

Adele: Rise of the Mummy

  • Duration: 107
  • Classification: PG15
  • Language: English,French
  • 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

User reviews:

Posted by: Gary on 24 Apr ' 11 at 13:37

I agree with Marys claims of incredulity, after watchching this film I no longer believe revived mummies really exist, but they were funny.
For entertainment value, the film was light hearted and comical to watch, and the scenes around Paris were beautiful.
I would rate as a maybe generous 6 out of 10.

Posted by: Mary on 15 Apr ' 11 at 08:20

This film rapidly descends into incredulity. It lacks a sensible storyline, the characters are unbelievable and it completely lacks depth. How anyone could believe revived mummies could speak perfect English is so stupid that it destroys any chance of the film hanging together.

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