Family Movie Night: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

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The other night, we watched The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, a fabulous adventure directed by one of my favorites, Luc Besson.

Now I love a foreign film, and we did have the option to watch this film with subtitles, but that probably would not have gone over well with Sebby and Quincy. So we watched the English lip-dub version. It was a great story and I’m looking forward to watching it again in French.

The kids really enjoyed the story and refer to it as the “dinosaur” movie because of the pterodactyl in the film. So much fun. And don’t be worried, the mummies aren’t scary at at all!

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The year is 1912. This is the story of an intrepid young reporter Adèle Blanc-Sec and her quest for the power of life over death. Her journey would take her to distant lands to face many dangers beneath the sands. She will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile in Paris, a 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on display in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the creature subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adele Blanc-Sec, whose adventures include many more extraordinary surprises…

In addition to watching the film, we did some fun family activities with our own Egypt Mummy Excavation Kit and some dinosaur toys that were a big big hit!

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Be sure to check out these downloadable printables from the film!

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You can pick up The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec on Blu-Ray at Walmart, Target and

Disclosure: I received an activity kit and media samples in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. michelle oakley warner says:

    wow what an awesome family night i have to try that egypt mummy kit that looks way to cool, thanks for sharing

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