Star Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones.
Director by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Hergé, Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish
Jamia Journal Rating: **** 4/5
“The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn,” was a long awaited, highly-anticipated flick, since it is based on a classic comic series, famous the world over. It came from a studio of repute with a mind-bogglingly animation and visual effects; and most of it all, it is directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg’s name itself is a guarantee of the quality of the product, and it fares well on expectations.
The animation movie, which uses the technology of Motion-Capture to bring alive the characters has great moments of suspense, action, adventure, comedy and thrill. It packs in everything of the evergreen Belgian reporter series, that is, Tintin.
The story is about a young journalist named Tintin (Jamie Bell) who purchases a model ship of a legendary sailing vessel called the “Unicorn.” After buying the model ship, he gets requests to part with it, which leaves him curious about its importance. And he thus begins to piece together a mystery. Learning the story of a battle at sea and a long lost treasure, Tintin sets out on an adventure along with the descendant of the Unicorn’s captain, Archibald Haddock (Andy Serkis). But there is another man, named Ivanovich Sakharine (Daniel Craig), who is on the hunt for the treasure as well and won’t let Tintin and Haddock stand in his way.
Though the film will find more takers in the urban circles or where the crowd is already familiar with Tintin and his adventures, it won’t affect it much as the story outlines the characters as it progresses.
All in all, it’s a great watch. The effects are brilliant and look even better in 3D. The efforts of Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg in bringing Tintin to the silver screen from the realm of paperback existence, pay off well.