Monday, 14 November 2011

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - REVIEW

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a breathless adventure of dazzling effects and uninhibited action sequences.

Director Steven Spielberg’s imagination runs wild with visual freedom and the limitless capabilities of performance capture technology. However, Tintin is a world famous investigative journalist, who does very little investigating. Herge’s infamous Belgian creation is thrust across the world as each answer effortlessly falls before him; you could put Pingu in the place of Tintin and he would still solve The Secret of the Unicorn. The clues are merely plot points that move the story from one location to another for the next big action sequence.

The film does feature some terrific performances and a wonderful opening credit sequence, however for all of its swashbuckling 3D adventure, Tintin is no more than a one- dimensional homage.