It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the ... Written by
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The framed newspapers on the walls of Tintin's apartment feature headlines and photos that recall his other adventures. The headline "Tintin Breaks Up Crime Ring," with a picture of several Egyptian mummy cases, refers to 'Cigars of the Pharaoh' and the headline "Tintin Recovers Valuable Sceptre" refers to 'King Ottokar's Sceptre'. See more »
The photographers shooting Bianca Castafiore use cameras like the Graflex Speed Graphic. While it was correct that the image on the ground glass focusing screen would be upside down, that image could only be seen if the film (sheet film holder) was not in place. In normal use, the photographer would have likely used the rangefinder and the top-mounted wire frame viewer - never looking at the ground glass focusing screen. See more »
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) - Adventure + Mystery + Spielberg = AWESOME!
Director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson has teamed up to make a film adaptation of the classic comic book series of 'Tintin' by Herge'. This movie is like a crossover of Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" movies with Sherlock Holmes. Now, we are left with "The Adventures of Tintin", and I'm surprised that this movie did not get nominated for Best Animated Feature Film this year. This is an entertaining and beautiful adaptation of a colorful comic book series. With the use of motion capture animation, "The Adventures of Tintin" makes the animation look crystal clear perfect, compared to "Mars Needs Moms", when they use this animation in a creepy profession. Jamie Bell plays Tintin, a young journalist, who tries to unlock the mystery of the lost treasure of a lost pirate ship, called 'the Unicorn'. With a scene-stealing puppy named "Snowy" on his side, Tintin then teams up with Captain Haddock, portrayed by Andy Serkis, the motion-capture genius that brought us Gollum from "Lord of the Rings", King Kong in the 2005 remake, and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes (Rise). Haddock is a permanently drunk sea captain, whose the ancestors of his past might be a clue to get to the lost treasure, before his arch-enemy, Rackham, portrayed by Daniel Craig, finds it first. We also get some comic relief from the hilarious Thompson twins, portrayed by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Watching this movie from start to finish, is quite a wonder. I love those type of adventure stories, crossed over with a crime-mystery tale. The animation is such a wonder, the action scenes are just awesome, and the acting is just superb. Jamie Bell is clever as Tintin, Andy Serkis is awesome as Haddock, and Daniel Craig is good as the evil Rackham. The only thing that bothered me was there were some scenes in this movie that were not quite suitable for family audiences. There are scenes were people actually die, and some scenes include alcoholism and violence. That's not suitable for a child. The rest of this movie is super wonderful. This is a magical and entertaining motion picture that only Steven Spielberg can make. If you're in the mood for a family-fun, action-adventure, and crime- mystery Spielberg movie, then batter up! "The Adventures of Tintin", in my review, "a fun and entertaining adventure-mystery flick".
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