In 1983, Hergé said that if any filmmaker was to adapt his collection of timeless tales following the adventures of a reporter to the big screen, Steven Spielberg was the only man for the job, and after two decades of trial and error, the cinematic version of Tintin has finally reached our screens with the desired director. Utilizing Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's ground-breaking Weta Digital production, Spielberg has sparklingly brought the brave, adventure-hungry news reporter - voiced by Jamie Bell - to the big screen.
The result is rip-roaring roller-coaster of action set-pieces - possibly too many - that sees Tintin hook up Captain Haddock (Serkis) in his quest to reach a hoard of treasure before the villainous Red Rackham (Craig).
What's it all about?
Tintin, who, along with his faithful dog Snowy, finds himself targeted by goons when he buys a model ship called The Unicorn at a local flea market.Tintin soon discovers that the mast of the ship contains a superior paper, that holds the key to a long-lost treasure, so he and Snowy set off around the world on a treasure hunt, hoping to stay one step ahead of the sinister Sakharine (Daniel Craig), the boss of the afore-mentioned goons. Along the way, Tintin befriends sea-dog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and receives varying degrees of help from detectives Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost).
Jamie Bell is perfectly cast as Tintin, capturing the character's earnestness and sense of adventure, while there's strong support from a joyously animated, scene-stealing Snowy. However, the supporting honours goes to Andy Serkis, who's brilliant as Haddock and is so life-like.
The script is packed with witty gags and references and does a good job of both blending the various sources together and keeping things moving. Similarly, Spielberg directs with a terrific sense of pace and there are some wonderful, Indiana Jones-style action set pieces (the extended bike chase in Morocco is genuinely thrilling), though you do occasionally wish everyone would slow down a bit.The beautifully rendered motion-capture animation is the best seen so far on screen.
Fans of 3D who forever want it to work will applaud its more subtle use in certain scenes, while sceptics will once more question its relevance (and addition to the ticket price). It neither adds nor detracts that much.
on the fields of storytelling, of thrills, and excitement, the film is a triumph that will delight the hearts of all the fans.Spielberg and Jackson will have no trouble selling the sequel to us as they have captured our imaginations with a serviceable Tintin introduction.
Adventures of Tintin- Wikipedia