The Adventures of Tintin
My Personal Rating: 3/4
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig
Before I start, I would just like to say that Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and all of the other characters of this beloved cartoon and comic book were a part of my childhood that I really missed. “The Adventures of Tintin” of my grade school days was always filled with exploits and mystery that was both mind- boggling and exciting to the senses. Although, I only remember bits and pieces of its many episodes, the enchantment of the cartoon, with its colorful personalities and plot twists, just stuck with me even up to this day. So when I heard that “Tintin” was being made into a movie, I was beyond myself. All the memories of watching it before and after school came rushing back. I was thinking that I would experience the adventure once again, only this time packaged into a 100 minute extravaganza.
But nostalgia and memories aside, I would have to say that the movie in itself, although entertaining, lacked a certain edge to it. Mind you, most of the parts of the film were exciting and were deserving of the Tintin brand but for me there was something missing. The plot and mystery could have been made more complex. It was quite straight-forward and predictable. The climax also could have been made more exciting, perhaps a sword-fight or a brawl would have added additional spice to it. But do not mistake me for saying this was a bad movie. On the contrary despite its flaws “Tintin: The Movie” was all that I expected it to be. It was an entertaining and fast-paced blast from the past that could be enjoyed by both fans of Tintin and those new to the orange haired journalist and his snow white dog.