A MONSTER IN PARIS (U, 89 mins) 6/10
THE year is 1910 and Paris has been ravaged by floods, leading to the construction of rickety wooden bridges to allow the city’s denizens to traverse the bloated Seine.
Cinema projectionist Emile (voiced by Jay Harrington) agrees to help truck driver Raoul (Adam Goldberg) make a delivery to a gargantuan greenhouse owned by a scientist.
Raoul forces his way inside and begins fooling around with test tubes of strange liquid. There is a massive explosion and the resulting cloud of gases causes a flea to mutate to hulking proportions.
The insect bounds across the city until it finds an unlikely ally and musical companion in cabaret chanteuse Lucille (Vanessa Paradis) at the L’Oiseau Rare nightclub. But a policeman is after him and decides to secure his re-election by slaying the beast.