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.
Excerpt: Ace reporter Tintin (performed by Jamie Bell) discovers a mystery surrounding a pair of models of 17th Century warship The Unicorn when he finds a hidden scroll inside one of them hinting at a lost treasure. Along with Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), a descendant of the captain of the original Unicorn, they race against time to find the treasure before the dastardly Ivan Sakharine (Daniel Craig).
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.
Excerpt: Created by the Belgian artist Hergé, adventurer Tintin has been a favorite of European children for decades. There was great excitement, then, when Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson announced they would be bringing Tintin from comic book to the big screen. The first of three planned films, The Adventures of Tintin hit theaters abroad in October of 2011, drawing big crowds and setting box office records in France.
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.
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.
Summary: You're about to walk into a whole mess of danger. If Tintin wore a Fedora, carried a whip, and took up archaeology rather than journalism, he could very well be Indiana Jones . Director Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin looks and feels an awful lot like Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade and mimics the spirit and style of all of the Indiana Jones adventures, capturing with uncanny similarity the styles, the era, the action, and the music, all...