The Adventures of Tintin

Posted by on December 29, 2011

Apparently, Spielberg has been thinking about making this film for decades.  It shows.  If nothing else, it is technically and visually impressive.  Using motion capture technology, the animated characters look so absolutely life-like, that you occasionally believe you are watching a live-action film.

The story, based on the first three of the many world-famous Tintin books – is adventurous and fun.  Its essentially an animated version of Indiana Jones.  No more, and no less.  The boy and his dog get into crazy situations and see all parts of the world as they try to piece together the clues of a puzzle.

In the end, it doesn’t quite live up to the hype.  It’s a high tech, fun cartoon.  But a cartoon none-the-less.  And the story is OK, but we’ve seen these kind of clue-based adventures in many shapes and forms before.  One wonders how this film will hold up when the technology used to create it becomes old hat.  I can see see how this movie will generate multiple sequels, but it is not a great film.

Final Grade:  B

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