Movie Review DDDS
The Adventures of Tintin
Intrepid reporter Tintin buys a model ship for a pound at a flea market. He is almost immediately pestered by multiple people who want the ship really badly. Smelling a good story he does some research, learning of Sir Francis Haddock and the lost treasure of the Unicorn. But he back home and find his flat ransacked, the model ship gone. But the thieves don’t have what they want, so they kidnap him and sail off with him. But with the help of his dog Snowy, he escapes, and finds the last descendent of Sir Francis Haddock. Together they escape and set off to find the lost treasure of the Unicorn.
The look of this movie is perfect. With the CGI they manage to capture to contrast of the original comics, with the cartoon characters and the realistic settings [+]. The story is good [+]. Unfortunately, the story isn’t told very well [-]. The movie starts to drag with all the shifting back and forth to fill in the back story. The action sequences keep the movie going, managing to keep their over the top nature funny rather than stupid [+]. It gets a point of oomph for retaining that energetic and humorous sense of adventure that makes Hergé’s Tintin such a classic.
Final Rating: 7/10
Best Quote: Tintin: “He lost his eyelids?” Haddock: “Aye, that was a card game to remember!”