Cultural Gutter: Dinosaurs, Gentleman Mummies, and Fabulous Hats
On the Cultural Gutter, I’m celebrating Adele Blanc-sec getting mixed up with Dinosaurs, Gentleman Mummies, and Fabulous Hats.
It is traditional for the first film in any adaptation of a long-running comic series to be the origin story of the main character, even if the origin is so ingrained in pop culture that basically everyone knows it. Besson, however, decides that Adele Blanc-sec doesn’t need an origin story any more than Tintin does. She’s an adventuring reporter who gets into trouble that often has a supernatural element to it. End of origin.
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