When I walked into the movie theater to see The Adventures of Tintin, I didn't know what to expect, having never read the Belgian comic books by Herge´. What I witnessed in that dark, hushed movie theater was a masterful blend of humor and optimism, that made me smile both inwardly and outwardly.
When Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, become involved in a centuries old feud between the seafaring Haddock family (descended from Sir Francis Haddock) and their arch-enemies, the Sakharines (who are descended from the pirate, Red Rackham), the lure of mystery is too great for them to resist.
Soon, however, there is more at stake than solving a mystery for the well-known reporter and his trusty canine friend. For Tintin, everything dangerous, even life threatening in some cases, will happen during their adventures. With the help of Snowy and the permanently drunken Captain Haddock, however, Tintin, with luck, may be able to solve the mystery of The Unicorn.
This grin-worthy film seems to never really begin or end. It is simply another episode in a story. Even the ending, though satisfying, leaves room for another episode to follow.
The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, was witty, fun, and clever. The animation was excellent, allowing the movie to look realistic in unrealistic circumstances. The movie was made far better than it would have otherwise been by the magnificent and elevating music. Although in 3D, the animation didn't “pop out” at you, but, rather, added depth to the scenes. The combination of these elements allowed you to be pulled into the film.
The transition between scenes was superb. Another great part of the movie is the masterfully done chase scene. This cartoon-ish scenario could never have happened in real life, however, due to the real-looking animation, it seemed that it could have.
I would probably rate this movie a 7 out of 10. It was not the best movie I've ever seen, however, it was very good. This movie is great entertainment for all ages!