First before I say anything else, let me state that I really enjoyed this movie. This review is On the Fence because I know it is not to everyone’s liking.
Scarlet Marlowe is an intrepid modern day alchemy scholar who is questing for the Philosopher’s Stone… Stop that! Don’t laugh! She has worked all her life to be taken seriously! In a homage to her late father’s life’s work, she has been researching and hunting for evidence that the Stone actually exists, and she may have just found her big break in an ancient buried temple in Iran. It is a completely legitimate line of work… Stop laughing!
Heading to Paris to follow up on her latest discovery, Scarlett and aspiring film-maker Benji begin to document the search. They hit a road block pretty quickly when they discover the next step in the search lies deep in the Catacombs of Paris. Scarlett enlists the help of her spurned ex, George, who in turn enlists the help of a gang of French scamps, whose specialty just so happens to be hanging out in creepy catacombs.
“Once the characters go underground, things start happening. Not scary things, mind you, but things.”