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This is a French steampunk-infleunced film set in 1910 by Luc Besson, from 2010 but now available in DVD. Adele has a badly injured sister, a friend with a pterodactyl, a mummy and a lot of attitude. Needless to say, I like most things about Adele. The movie is weirdly fabulous in most respects, replete with oddball characters, dinosaurs, talking mummies, amazing sets (I particularly like the gearwork mummy embalming engine) and the general stuff of pulp fiction. I had a few cringes over the colonialist stuff from the first part of the film, when she's in Egypt, and during the section where she blames herself for her sister's entirely accidental injury, but apart from that, this was just plain fun and like almost everyone else who's seen it, I want a sequel to its cliff-hanger ending.




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