The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Directed by Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, Jaws), and produced by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Lovely Bones), The Adventures of Tintin is the animated tale of a redheaded boy named Tintin and his trusted terrier, Snowy, inspired by the popular french comic strip. Tintin is in town and buys a model ship from a merchant just as a mysterious man warns Tintin of the danger he just got himself into. Tintin will not part with the ship and, because of that, sets off a chain of events that become one wild adventure. From the open seas to the sands of the desert, Tintin and Snowy, along with his new pal Captain Haddock, set off for the lost treasure of Sir Francis Haddock.
Beautifully animated, Spielberg directs a wonderful tale that reminds us of a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Uncharted video game series. The nonstop action from the start will keep you focused and will not once leave you feeling bored. At times, the action can seem over the top and forced, but then again, who cares, that’s why we watch adventure movies. The only negative thing I can say is that the ending felt a little empty since it leads directly into what, I can only assume, is coming in the sequel. Starring the voice acting from Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
7/10 Stars – Will probably like this more when the sequel comes out offering more to the story.
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