Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin Review - 2 Stars

Based on a successful series of comics from the 1930’s “The Adventures of Tin Tin” feels a lot like an animated version of “Indiana Jones.” Steven Spielberg directed this computer graphic animated adventure.  It begins with our hero buying a model ship holding a clue to a treasure which requires a frenetic adventure to uncover. They position “Tin Tin” as a children’s movie, but I have a feeling a lot of children will be asking to go home about mid way through.  “Tin Tin” runs full throttle and almost feels manic.  The cg backgrounds look great but give the movie a flatness and makes it feel distant.  AT times it gets some overdriven that I had a headache.  I wonder if a live action version might have worked better?  Featuring the voices of Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, and Andy Serkis.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Computer animated adventure.  Is it entertaining?  A little too over the top for most.  Is it worth the price of admission?  You’ll leave exhausted.