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Monday, January 23, 2012

The Adventures of Tintin Quick Review

The Adventures of Tintin Quick Review
2011, 107 minutes
Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking

The Adventures of Tintin is the other Steven Spielberg movie based on the classic comic by HergĂ©.  With an all-star cast, Peter Jackson producing, three great writers, and supposedly very good source material, this movie should have been better.  While not a bad movie, this movie misses greatness due to a lack of story.  The characters are thin and action replaces story.  The entire movie is complex action sequences that eventually grow tiring and bland.  It is too much of a good thing.  However, I will say, the climactic action centerpiece is spectacular. 

The motion-capture animation in the film is very realistic, but still has just the right amount of cartooniness.  John Williams' score is also solid.  I just wish that this movie had been more engaging and had more of a compelling story.  Like Haywire, it lacked spice, but this movie is way better than Haywire because it actually has reasons that make it semi-worth seeing.  

-Joshua Handler

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