The Adventurs of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on an adventure to find the long lost sunken treasure that belonged to Haddocks ancestors.

I have never been a massive fan of Tintin but when seeing that Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright have combined on the screenplay I had to see it. Unfortunately I felt a bit let down by the story itself. I didn’t feel that much happened and at time just came across boring. The visual effects were stunning and possible the best I have ever seen. The duo of Thomson and Thomson, voiced by Pegg and Frost, had very little screen time and came across more annoying than funny. After doing some reading there are plenty of Easter eggs in the film relating too many of the Tintin stories however unless you were a fan you would not notice them.

 

Recommend

The film felt like one big set up for possible sequels in a long standing Tintin series which will hopefully have better stories to them. I thought the film looked amazing and I’m glad I saw it, however as a whole it wasn’t that good of a film. Have some spare time with nothing else to watch then watch this but don’t expect to be blown away.

TheFriedGold rating – 2/5

 

 

Film Fact

The painter at the beginning bears the likeness of Hergé, creator of the ‘Tintin’ comics. Furthermore, he draws Tintin’s portrait in Herge’s style. Using Hergé’s likeness is an homage to the artist’s own private joke of incorporating the likenesses of friends and family in his Tintin works.

 

 

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