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Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Review

The Adventures of Tintin Rating:  3.21/5

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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Review

Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. A globetrotting escapade through exotic locations, the film is packed with thrilling chases and swashbuckling action atop rickety seaplanes and hulking steamers. Quirky characters are involved in solving an old-fashioned mystery about a hidden treasure without any reliance on modern gadgets, and even John Williams’ booming score has a nostalgic feel to it.Tintin purists might grumble about a handful of liberties taken by the film’s writers in the process of turning three stories into one script, but Spielberg’s film stays true to the spirit of the books. Spielberg places him at the heart of a fast-paced, colorful adventure that is too much fun to resist. I’m going with four out of five for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. It’s the kind of film that’ll bring out the boy in you. Expect to have a big smile plastered on your face throughout.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesofIndia

It could have ended up as a heady cocktail of the Indiana Jones and the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but The Adventures of Tintin is so much more than recycled headiness.And that’s because of its brilliant new technique of filming — motion capture animation — that literally brings to lifeThe story too is equally enticing with loads of action to pep up the tenor of the film.But then all’s well that ends well. And as Captain Haddock puts it, for there’s more treasure lying deep down in the oceans that needs to be found. Sequel, Spielberg!

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 Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Sure, there are bits that work, bits that come directly from those fabulous pages, but the rest of it is strictly pedestrian, an adventure sloppily pasted together with action setpieces to glue the film and keep it from falling apart. Good-looking explosions? Absolutely. Impressive chase sequences? You bet. But that’s all filler in a depressingly vacant Tintin film that steers well clear of the spirit of the books. So clear, in fact, that it throws in maudlin, clichéd lines of clunky dialogue about belief and self-worth and one’s true self. Ugh. What is the point of taking Hergé’s glorious world and paring it down to look more like our own?

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Vishal Verma Site:IndiaGlitz

The team works wonderfully on the technology to give us breathtaking action scenes which come at the right time to avoid any yawn plus the flirting with the actors features via motion capture tech where artistes make their presence felt in this 3D animated world. Superb.Right from the start when snowy starts showing his heroics to us we understand why this comic adaptation was planned. The action scenes are thoroughly enjoyable but the best part comes during the climax in the Moroccan city.

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  Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Mrigank Dhaniwala Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The entertaining and engaging script; the comedy and adventure; the acting; the excellent motion-capture, animation and visual effects.What’s Bad: Since the characters have not been established much, viewers who are not well-known to the Tintin stories will miss out on a lot; for those watching the film in the 3D, the dark glasses make the colours appear very dull. Verdict: The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn is an entertaining fare that will do well at the Indian box-office, especially in the metropolitan cities

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 Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Daniel Pinto Site:DNA

Principally adapted from The Secret of the Unicorn with snatches of The Crab with the Golden Claws and Red Rackham’s Treasure, the film is a far cry from the Ellipse Nelvana cartoons that were more faithful to the source material and its bold, neat Ligne Claire (clear line) styling.But Spielberg in his first animated film (and comic adaptation) captures the dynamism of Herge’s works without letting over reverence come in the way of grafting a new faced-paced, suspense-filled thriller which stays true to the lively spirit and ample humour of Herge’s volumes.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Shomini Sen Site:ZeeNews

The film infuses animation with realism and what we get is a heady concoction which leaves the viewer spell bound. Overall, the film satisfies the thirst of avid animation lovers with some marvelous graphics and top notch performances. The story of course is the winner with Herge leaving a treasure of adventures which was waiting to be discovered by filmmakersWatch it if you are a Tintin fan, you won’t be disappointed. And if you are new to the world Herge and his wonder boy, then you have just stumbled upon gold.Three cheers for this one!

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  1. Saw Tintin yesterday…seriously a movie made with heart..It totally kept me engaged through out..I never, at any point of time, felt left out..wondering..I would go as far to say it is a muct watch..great experience..

  2. it is a must watch as rajeev msand said!!

  3. Raja Sen- Movie samjh me nahin aya kya? hota hai…

    Really? You imagine you are the only one who's read Tintin, it seems. Granted, there are deviations from the comics, but that's not taken anything away from the movie or made it any less enjoyable. I did not do a scene-by-scene comparison between the movie and the comic books, and neither would most movie-goers. For most of us, it's about enjoying something we grew up with, only now it's rendered in brilliant visuals. You, sir, come across, as you rightly mentioned, as a nitpicking fanboy. And a bitter one. And might I add, as a nincompoop of the first order, who derives joy from deriding others. Your very existence must be a sad ordeal for you. Get a life!

  5. I agree with Sudeep Nair. I am a great fan of Tintin. I have a poster of him in my bedroom and I own all the DVDs and ofcourse the books. Then I am also a greatest fan of Steven Spielberg. I already prepared myself to the fact that the movie was not going to be faithful to the books but Steven Spielberg is a wizard who can pull a wonderful rabbit from the hat and thats what he just did with this movie. It was absolutely entertaining and one of the best movie I've seen in recent times. The screen transitions, the continuous shots and the absolutely brilliant chase sequence at the end of the movie served up more than I had expected. None of the action scenes were in the book in the same way and it would be a pitty not to add something like this for the big screen, Steven knows what the audience want and he does not direct movies for a particular section of the audience(fanboys). He makes movies for wider audience or else his movies never would have been so successful. Also I would love to say that I am glad that Steven's animation and 3D debut was fantastic and engaging. Above all I am thankful that my fav director directed my fav Comic book hero. Aaah! Its every fanboys dream come true!!! A must watch people. Dont listen to stupid douchebags. This movie is brilliant.

  6. what the fuck this raja sen think of himself he dont know rating rather then 1.5 or what whichever movie he review its like 1.5 try to understand movie if you dont understand yourself dont give a verdict just keep within you asshole

  7. watched it on 3D few days back. awesome movie and one of the best I have seen in the last few years. kept me buckled to the seat for the entire length of the movie. good job!!!!!!!——- Spielberg……..
    will surely look forward to a sequel….

  8. I saw 2 times in theatre and i have original DVD and i have to say greatest Hollywood film ever & screw you Raja Sen Motherf**ker.

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