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 (419 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 for adults as well as childrenBy nicnnath (1 review) from Stevenage , 07 Dec 2012loved it! Very intertaining great for adults as well as children. I can't wait for the next film to come out.
Completely Superb!By Domzo (52 reviews) , 03 Dec 2012I really, really ! enjoyed this movie. The animation was super-realistic. The lighting was amazing. A great watch indeed. I'll be getting this on dvd ASAP.
Good Old Tin TinBy Bazza58staps (1 review) , 01 Dec 2012Enjoyed this film more than I thought I would. Moved along nicely with a few comic moments as well. Well worth the watch.
A very fun entertainerBy JafarIqbal (97 reviews) from London , 22 Nov 2012Those of you old enough might remember the Tintin show that, if Im correct, used to come on Channel 4 early in the mornings. It was great, really fun to watch. So I had a keen interest in the movie when it was announced, especially after knowing that it was being directed by one Steven Spielberg.
The Secret Of The Unicorn is about Tintin (Jamie Bell), the brave young journalist always on the lookout for a story. Purchasing a model of a ship propels him into an epic adventure across the world, assisted by the drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), and thwarted by the evil Sakharine (Daniel Craig).
Since it released in the cinema, Ive seen this movie about four times, and I always enjoy it. Mostly because it has all that charm you expect from a Spielberg charm, but with the added bonus of it being a motion capture animation. The digital effects are absolutely sublime, and need to be seen in HD to be properly appreciated. The highlight has to be the incredible chase sequence involving Snowy the dog and an eagle, with blatant comparisons to Indiana Jones and The Goonies apparent. On the other hand, there are sequences in the movie which are perhaps a bit too far-fetched. Yes, its an animated film, but were trained to think of this as real life.
Performance-wise, its a good affair. I think Andy Serkis is the star of the show; Haddock is a great character, and he does it justice. Its fun to see Daniel Craig do something a bit sillier than usual, and Jamie Bell is his usual solid self. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are comic relief, somewhat, but their talents are wasted, I think.
Overall, I give this a thumbs-up. Whether youre a fan of the original books, or the TV show like me, youll enjoy this cinematic version. With a sequel already earmarked (especially considering the end of this movie), this could turn into a very successful franchise. Good stuff.
One for the younger viewersBy Jaxy (102 reviews) , 21 Nov 2012I've always enjoyed reading Tintin books as I was growing up so I was expecting a bit more from the film. More for the younger viewers I'd say