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Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin

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I remember as a kid enjoying reading the ‘Tintin’ comic books but if I really tried to put my mind to it, I can’t remember a single story. I think maybe I was more of an ‘Asterix’ kid as I remember those pretty clearly. But either way I was excited to hear they were turning the ‘Tintin’ books into films and even more excited when they were going to be partly made here in New Zealand. When the first trailer hit you couldn’t help but feel it was going to be something pretty special as the animation looked amazing, and with Spielberg directing, you just knew everything was all coming together for something magical.

“Director Steven Spielberg kicks off the big-screen Tintin trilogy with this computer-animated, motion-capture adaptation of Herge's beloved Tintin comic strip. Produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy, the first installment in the series finds adventure-seeking Belgian reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and surly Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) racing to recover a treasure that was lost at sea four centuries ago. Meanwhile, the malevolent Red Rackham (voiced by Daniel Craig) is determined to beat them to it.”

Right off the bat it’s apparent that the animation was something special as everything looked immaculately detailed. Also the actors were a little more hidden within their characters, more so than other such animated films where the actors are normally pretty easy to distinguish. But the overall spectacle was pretty amazing and some of the action set pieces were nothing short of epic. I wasn’t as completely sold by the story telling how ever, but overall I really loved this film and think the majority of people will love it as well!

9 out of 10 from me.  

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