Posted November 30, 2011 by Earl Maghirang in Movies/TV

ADVANCE MOVIE REVIEW: The Adventures of Tintin

Advance review of the film “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg together with Peter Jackson.

The new film also features the voice of “Defiance” star Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig as boy journalist Tintin and Red Reckham respectively. Also in the film is frequent Peter Jackson collaborator Andy Serkis who plays the role of Captain Haddock.

The film’s plot was based on the Herge’s Tintin novel “The Secret of the Unicorn” and will be shown in local theaters under Solar Entertainment. The film will be available in 3D and in IMAX.

The Flipgeeks team was lucky enough to see the film in glorious IMAX and both Tony and I were totally floored with the experience.

So is this second to the last big movie for 2011 a big winner? I can say right now that it is. The translation from comic book strip to cartoon series to big screen was effective and it still tells the story of a mystery related to Captain Haddock’s family secret which takes Tintin, Haddock and Snowy on a journey around the world.

The Adventures of Tintin movie is one of the movies that you can enjoy even if you don’t have too much information or background with regards to the titular character. You just have to sit in the theater, pop in the 3D glasses and get ready for one heckuva ride. Being that its a Spielberg movie, you really should look for easter eggs and clever homages that litter the movie including a reference to “Jaws” and a chase very reminiscent of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

The visuals are totally stunning in this film as well. I caught myself going “ooh” and “aah” while watching the flick. From raging seas to blistering, howling deserts everything was perfect. Even the smallest detail was captured perfectly in this film. I could’ve sworn that Uncharted 3 probably based a few parts of the game from some scenes here. I also found it kind of amusing that there were some scenes wherein I thought I was watching Neil Patrick Harris rather than Tintin, which for me is a good thing (true story by the way).

Humor is another quality that makes this movie a must-watch movie before the MMFF hits cinemas in the later part of December. From the classic near-slapstick humor of Thompson and Thompson to the funny ramblings and belching of Captain Haddock the script written by Brit writers Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish was simply top-notch.This really built up the fun factor for the movie during the less-action packed scenes.

VERDICT: WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE? YOU SHOULD BE LINING UP TO SEE THIS EPIC MASTERPIECE. Oh and I suggest you see the film in 3D that way you’ll better enjoy the depth and technical quality of the movie.

Welcome back to the world of mainstream popculture Tintin.

Again special thanks to our friends from Solar Entertainment.

Earl Maghirang