Reviews and Problems with The Adventures Of TinTin: Secret Of The Unicorn
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Movie overall 8
Adventures of Tintin, The
10 June 2012
Excerpt: Pleasure indeed is in store for those who have not experienced The Adventures of Tintin from Stephen Spielberg. One of the past year's bigger hits, the film sets the standard for the best motion-capture film now out there.
Conclusion: The Adventures of Tintin and Steven Spielberg feel right for each other, but thinking much more highly of one than the other, I have to place the blame on the source comics for this not being a more enjoyable adventure. Tintin is flashy, spirited, and visually quite breathtaking, but it's also hollow, dizzying, and not terribly fun.
Excerpt: Over the years, my opinion of Steven Spielberg has varied. While it’s impossible to deny some of his great works like Jaws , Raiders of the Lost Arc and Schindler’s List he’s also been behind some recent failures. Granted a “failure” for Steven Spielberg is widely considered a hit for anyone else. That’s what happens when you’ve set the standard so high.
Conclusion: 'The Adventures of Tintin' is a fun, energetic adventure film that harkens back to the Saturday morning serials which inspired Spielberg's 'Raiders of the Lost Arc' (even though Tintin wasn't actually one of those inspirations). While not perfect, the film is a return to form for the director and features stunning, jaw-dropping filmmaking.
Conclusion: Not anywhere near a masterpiece like Hugo , but a different beast altogether. I would say that The Adventures of Tintin can’t be completely judged on this one film. We’ve still got two films left to tell. I hope that when the next chapters are released that this installment will have a bit more to it or that it gets elevated a bit more The technical specifications are top notch with near reference video and reference audio.