The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

2010 PG 1h 47m DVD

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

2010 PG 1h 47m DVD
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On a mission in Egypt, adventurer Adèle must retrieve a sarcophagus and tote it back to Europe, while fending off her nemesis, archaeologist Dieuleveult. But her efforts are complicated by a scientist who has let loose a Pterodactyl above Paris.
Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jacky Nercessian, Philippe Nahon, Nicolas Giraud, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Gérard Chaillou, Serge Bagdassarian
Luc Besson
Widescreen 1.85:1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec is based on a popular French comic-book series about a pre-WWI journalist who investigates mystical occurrences. Director Luc Besson adapted the stories into a French film in 2010, and it has since been dubbed in English. The content is pretty sophisticated for younger audiences; there is some violence (deaths and near deaths) and a sexually charged scene between a corrupt politician and his scantily dressed mistress. Characters, including the heroine protagonist, smoke cigarettes and drink wine or champagne.

Sexual Content

A politician touches his mistress' thigh, and she moans with pleasure. They kiss and giggle. Adele is shown in the bathtub (but only her bare shoulders; her long hair covers her back).


Adele gets into dangerous situations and is nearly killed several different times. A villain orders her shot by firing squad (but she escapes); a man is shown impaled; a scary dinosaur terror bird flies toward a car and topples it. A man is strangled to death, and another man turns to ash for disturbing a sacred tomb. Characters get into fights and try to catch Adele.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The movie's messages include the power of sisterly bonds, the dangers of political corruption, and the ingenuity of intelligent, curious helpers.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink and smoke cigarettes. Adele mentions a couple of times that her last name means dry white wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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