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The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

A film by Steven Spielberg

Movie review

Adapted from HergĂ©’s beloved series of bandes dessinĂ©es, The Adventures of Tintin is most notable for how marvellously it uses performance capture and computer animation to strike a perfect balance between photorealism and cartoonishness. After a tediously exposition-heavy first act in which it becomes clear that the goody two shoes, white-bread persona of Tintin (Jamie Bell) can be rather dull on its own, things pick up considerably with the introduction of Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), a loudmouthed drunk whose flaws only give him more character. We also get to enjoy some spectacular action sequences, as Tintin, Haddock and brave pooch Snowy travel the world looking for lost pirate treasure in sort of a light version of Indiana Jones. Great snakes!

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