The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Cary Elwes, Nick Frost, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family|
|Collections:||Animated / Family Films, Family, March - Family/Romance, The Best of Daniel Craig|
The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn
|Rental release:||19 Mar 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Jonathan Crocker from LOVEFiLM
Steven Spielberg packs in the action and adventure, in this big screen animation of Hergé's iconuc character.
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Huge fun for children of all ages!By Chrisaljack (413 reviews) from Hellingly , 27 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Tin Tin is, above all, a frantic comic-book tale brilliantly brought to the screen! It is a comic-book James Bond without the titillation. Sometimes the action is so fast that a lot of it is missed in the mayhem (the escape from the palace down to the dock is a case in point!). I cannot wait to watch it again just so I can take in the detail without having to worry about missing any of the story. And, of course, the ending already tells us that a continuation must be in the pipeline....
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Great Stuff!By dotty-lottie (22 reviews) , 02 Oct 2012great! better than expected. Steven Spielberg had done a great job! great plot, great animation. I'd say hands down one of the best animated films I've seen. All ages can enjoy it.
Utter fantastic stuff!!
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Fantastic, really well done movie.By Moonk (12 reviews) , 30 Sep 2012I am a big fan of the aminmated movies coming out these days and thought this one was fantastic. I was a fan of Tintin anyway but this has been really well done. The animation is awesome and it just looks so well done. The characters great and a good story to match.
All the characters were well done from the comics and earlier cartoons. A lot of adventure and funny to boot.
Gollum gains weight, grows a beard, gets drunk and meets a precocious teenage investigator...By Mothsareuseless (3 reviews) from London , 16 Sep 2012This marks Steven Spielberg's first foray into motion capture animation, following in the footsteps of his protege Robert Zemeckis ('Polar Express', 'Beowulf') and the results are a qualified success. I won't bore you with the plot as it involves a lot of convoluted globe-trotting, maguffin-chasing hokum fans of the comics will recognise, luckily it's character dynamics and spectacle that take the front stage here. Jamie Bell provides a suitably intrepid and resilient Tintin, but it's Andy Serkis, who previously gave transcendent life and texture to a CG Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings' who is the real star. His captain Haddock is a stammering, sozzled, barrel-chested Scot with a sour temperament and a heart of gold. Not to mention a love of the bottle that turns inadvertently into a super power, as if Popeye traded his spinach for schnapps. Thanks to him, and perhaps the casting eye of producer and former collaborator Peter Jackson, every scene between Haddock and Tintin sparkles with a comic flavour that zings like the best buddy comedies.
The new format also frees Spielberg to conjure some elaborately enjoyable action sequences, including a 'one shot' bike chase that wows the senses, as if an omniscient cameraman is shooting 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' from impossible angles. However, that's also where the problems start: for one thing, this version of 'Tintin' was made for stereoscopic cinema and there's a big loss of that scale, especially on DVD. Secondly, it seems to loosen the great directors ability to create movie magic within the limits of conventional cinema. Without any barriers, Spielberg can't work his alchemy over an audience as he does in the best scenes of 'Jaws', 'Jurassic Park' or 'Close Encounters', that uncanny sense of the camera being in the perfect place at the right time. Because his camera can be anywhere now, we never feel truly spellbound.
Finally, the film never overcomes the pitfalls of the 'uncanny valley', that unreal feeling that creates an emotional disconnect from the so-real-it's-unreal animation. As a result, it's impossible to see the film as more than a well crafted technical curio. Still, I reckon that children, especially boys, will still love this engaging tale of friendship and adventure, but for adults, the weird soullessness of mo-cap has yet to translate to those unable to suspend their disbelief into a relatable and significant whole. But feel free to add another half a star if you're watching on posh 3D blu-ray.
Enjoyable fun for allBy a customer , 16 Sep 2012Great film, great animation a enjoyable film for all, i have seen this twice now and enjoyed it even more second time round
TinTin will do for meBy a customer , 14 Sep 2012I have to say i was a tad sceptical over this movie, but rented it for my daughter.
I found myself watching it with her unable to stop myself, it was fantastically animated, and the voices were amazing, the story line was easy to follow even for my 6 year old she was mezmerised by it.
adventure throughout, laughs and more !!
A great film and i hope they make more