Based on Tardi’s popular (in France) graphic novels, Adèle Blanc-Sec is a bestselling travel writer whose tales of strange lands and derring-do have made her a minor celebrity, but her expeditions are merely a cover for more philanthropic pursuits. If that leaves you thinking ‘Female Indiana Jones’ then you’re near the mark, but The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is closer to a cosy parlour comedy than the fast-paced action of the Indiana Jones series. There are tombs and traps aplenty, not to mention sinister opponents clad in trenchcoats, but the style of the film is very different. With actors clad in latex and makeup to better resemble their comic book counterparts, it’s almost as though Besson set out to make a Gallic Dick Tracy, though sadly the finished result is not as exciting as the images that notion conjures.
Source : Bluray DTS x264