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About the Movie
From Academy Award® winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse, Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling "fun for the whole family" (ABC-TV CHICAGO).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 205
- Fresh: 153
- Rotten: 52
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The Adventures of Tintin comes at you in a whoosh, like a volcano full of creative ideas in full eruption... It hits home for the kid in all of us who wants to bust out and run free.
Fresh: Motion capture, which transforms actors into cartoon characters in a vividly animated landscape, is the technique Spielberg has been waiting for - the Christmas gift ... that he's dreamed of since his movie childhood.
Fresh: It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny.
Rotten: Herge's was an art of subtraction - of doing more with less - but that seems to have eluded Spielberg and Jackson.
A wonderful, spirited family adventure!
After nearly four years away from the director's chair, Steven Spielberg has finally come home! "The Adventure of Tintin" is an action-packed, family-friendly adventure that never slows down.
The story follows young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), who discovers a model ship that contains a clue to a centuries-old secret. Tinitn and his loyal dog Snowy are caught in the middle when the evil Sakharine (Daniel Craig) captures Tintin and takes him overseas to help him find an ancient treasure. While held prisoner, Tintin befriends Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), who may have a greater connection to Sakharine and the treasure than he realizes. In a battle of skill and wits; Tintin, Haddock and Snowy attempt to find the treasure before Sakharine does.
The motion capture is the best quality animation I've seen. It does a wonderful job capturing the beauty of the action sequences; especially towards the end where one scene is just a single continual shot. You'll be exhausted by the time that scene is over. There are many visual moments which really show that Spielberg has tons of creativity in him.
If I did have one major nitpick with this film, it would be the writing and most of the humor. I didn't find any of it to be terrible, but I was expecting a little bit better; given that they had Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz") and Joe Corinsh ("Attack The Block") writing the screenplay. But, after reading some of the original "Tintin" comics; I have to say, the writing and the humor in the film matched up well to the comics, so I can't really fault the movie for adapting it's original source material.
So as a whole, I had a most joyous time watching this. Yes, the writing wasn't the best, and the humor was a little weak, but that souldn't prevent you from seeing this. The whole look of the film is great, the action sequences are some of the best I've seen all year, and it really brought out the child in me. Thumbs Up!
"We can't turn back, not now!... Not now." - Jamie Bell as Tintin
Best use of motion capture by anyone!
"The Adventures of Tintin" is the spectacular result of a collaboration of two great filmakers: Steven Speilberg and Peter Jackson. It has another fine performance by Andy Serkis as our hero's companion Captian Haddock, and some very good comic relief by SImon Pegg and Nick Frost.
As for the motion capture itself, it is simply PERFECT! It has none of the flaws that other motion capture films suffer from. The characters all look realistic while still retaining the style from the original comics the movie is based on. The action sequences are also well choreographed. And it's all done by Weta Digital, which also made the effects for "Lord of the Rings" and "Avatar".
This film is totally worth purchasing!
Tintin Stole my Heart
Had to see the movie once to end up poking my nose into the orignals. Because I am an American and never heard of the beautiful Tintin, the movie was my one way ticket into the Tintin universe. I want to thank Speilberg and Jackson for my collection of items and favourite T-Shirt...! Thank You so much for letting me discover this amazing comic! I love this movie to the smallest bits and everthing about it. I am 16 and proud to be a crazy Tintin fanatic!
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Released: 2011
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