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16 people found this helpful
on 15 November 2011
I've seen lots of very average reviews of this film, so was expecting some impressive visuals but was prepared to be disappointed overall. Quite the reverse was true - this is an utterly charming fantasy obviously made with a great deal of love. There are lots of comparisons to Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, but these comparisons are totally superficial based purely on the relatively brief archaelogical exploits at the beginning of the film. What these comparisons don't encompass are the humour, the wonderful characters cum charicatures and delightful absurdity of it all. It's not supposed to be a rip-roaring edge of the seat action film - it's supposed to be fun - and it is - in spades.
This is firmly based in French fantasy comics - no-one making this film had either Indy or Lara in mind when making this, and such comparisons are simply lazy. I'd thoroughly recommend parking any preconceptions you may have, and simply enjoying what is a great film.