DVD Review: The Adventures of Tintin

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It's not very often that I find myself saying "what the hell?" during a cartoon. Tintin offered a lot of those moments for me and my husband while we watched this film, and it was actually one of the most enjoyable times I've had watching a movie in awhile.

Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) is a clever reporter buys a seemingly ordinary model ship at the market, soon after he's found himself robbed and kidnapped over the damn thing and it's up to him, his faithful dog snowy, and he new companion Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The thing that stands out the most about Tintin is the precise animation. Its quite breathtaking. Everything from the way Tintin's hair falls on his face and his eyebrows, to the waves of the ocean, the small details like arm hair and eye color all look so real. It's the best animation I've seen since WALL-E, and it's pretty criminal that this missed out on a Best Animated Feature Oscar. Maybe the material was a bit too intense for kids? Either way, the plot was interesting and while it had some pretty "out there" moments I was laughing a long with it. My next question is: When is Speilberg doing the sequel?

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "Sooobbeerrrrr." - Capt Haddock (Andy Serkis)


  1. Definitely a lot of fun and has a really swift, Indiana Jones feel to it. However, feels like a video game at times and didn't really do too much to keep me glued when it came to its story. Good review Brittani.


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