The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

October 24, 2011

I sent No 1 Son and his friends to a preview screening of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Here’s their verdict…

Directed by Steven Spielberg, with writing and screenplay from numerous heavyweights such as Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Tintin has a lot of firepower. Unfortunately, Tintin does fall flat on some aspects – the story drags on a bit, and the writing is sometimes clunky. But that doesn’t stop it from being enjoyable. The motion capture animation is superbly done, with some marvellous set pieces and transitions. Daniel Craig is excellent, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost give solid comedic performances and Jamie Bell provides the Tintin you expect – naive, innocent, and more than a little annoying. Overall, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is entertaining, just not a classic. 4 stars (out of 5).

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  • Sandra October 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I find it quite interesting that the big “holiday” this year with the prize competition is to visit Belgium. Much cheaper than Universal studios etc. The recession must be hitting even Hollywood. Mind you, bet the parents are quite happy.