I used to watch Tintin cartoons when I was very young and though can’t remember much about them now, I do remember enjoying them. I wish I could say the same for this film. I’d read that the film was an adventure in the mould of Indiana Jones but I found the plot incredibly dull and predictable. The film was saved only by some first rate animation and a typically impressive John Williams score.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Known in the
as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret
of the Unicorn, this film charts a particular adventure of Hergé’s famous
comic book creation Tintin. Young
Belgian reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys an old model ship at a market.
Straight away he is approached by two men who offer to buy the ship from him
for any price. After he declines Tintin’s ship is stolen and while tracking it
down he uncovers a mystery involving lost treasure. With the help of his
intrepid dog Snowy and a drunken Sea Captain called Haddock (Andy Serkis),
Tintin sets out to find the hidden loot and uncover the secret of the Unicorn.