Last night my family and I went to the theater, and we saw one of the most incredible films ever: The Adventures of Tintin.You remember Tintin, right? He was the titular comic book character in a series illustrated by Hergé. Tintin is a young reporter who goes on many wild adventures, solving great mysteries with the help of his dog Snowy, his friend Captain Haddock, and many other colorful characters. Hergé’s books got adapted into a short cartoon tv show in the 90′s, which from the opening theme alone seemed pretty epic.Anyway, Tintin hit the big screen just last month, directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, and with music by John Williams. My brother, sister and I are big fans of Tintin and were concerned whether this new adaptation would do justice to the source material, especially since it was animated using motion-capture technology. Well, let’s just say this movie more than exceeded my expectations! ^_^
Honestly, it was like Indiana Jones and The Pirates of the Caribbean combined! Full of suspense, slapstick, and wonderful plot twists, Tintin was just an incredible experience. I was awestruck and kept on the edge of my seat for the entire movie!
The animation was beautiful, capturing Hergé’s original art style perfectly while at the same time immersing the viewer in a world that looked so real you could almost touch it. The people were brought to amazing life, the animals were done particularly well, and every scene was shot using great angles that made this film a masterpiece.
I would say it’s a great, fun-filled adventure film to see with the family, even if you aren’t that familiar with Tintin. It’s got something for everyone. Epic moments, laugh out loud moments, and even some heartwarming moments. It stands very well on its own, and the fact that it’s so amazingly true to the books and cartoon show is an enormous plus!
Still not convinced? Just check out this preview:
As Captain Haddock would say… Blue blistering barnacles! You’ve GOT to see this movie!