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Perfect Movie for You and Your Grandkids: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

NEW PHOTO OF RANNYBy Ranny Levy, Grandmother extraordinaire, founder and president of Kids First!

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” – A Female Indian Jones Taking Place in the Early 1900s

If you love sharing films with your grandkids, then you will enjoy this film from the French film director Luc Besson (Le Grand Bleu, Arthur and the Invisibles). The adventurous tale is set in the early part of the 20th century and is focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters and other distractions. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Valdi Belizaire suggests, “You should really watch this movie if you like adventures.” Her review is below.

Luc Besson’s “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec”
Reviewed by Valdi Belizaire
Video review here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFI__0wZZw

If you like movies that take place in the early 1900s, then you’ll love Luc Besson’s “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.”

AdeleIn 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 looks like a huge pterodactyl comes out. It screeches and people try to capture it but it is just too fast for them. At one point, a group of people are all lined up to see something in a tomb and they release something, I can’t tell you what it is because that will ruin the movie for you. Later, the cops want to hang Adele for things that she has been saying and she is only concerned about finding something to heal her sister. Adele finds a mummy that people think no one can ever find. Then, she talks to it and no one believes her. When the people of the town see the mummy they are really scared. In one part of the movie Adele is in a cave, sees a fire behind her and gets inside a sarcophagus to save herself.

My favorite part in this movie is when the mummy dresses up in a suit and asks someone for directions. 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 Adele Blanc-sec (Louise Bourgoin), Dieuleveult (Mathieu Amalric), Inspector Albert Caponi (Gilles Lelouche), Justin de Saint-Hubert (Jean Paul Rouve), Marie Joseph Esperandieu (Jacky Nercessian) and Professeur Menard (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 you go with your parents because it is really intense. You should really watch this movie if you like adventures.


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Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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