Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
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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When Captain Haddock first gets woken up by Tintin and Snowy, he yells, "A giant rat of Sumatra!" This is a reference to a Sherlock Holmes adventure mentioned by Watson but never related in the Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is also a reference to the Peter Jackson film Dead Alive (1992), in which a (fictional) Sumatran Rat Monkey, whose bite infected the victim into becoming a zombie, is transported on a cargo ship. See more »
When Tintin enters the ships radio room he easily switches on the radio set by flicking a switch in the receiver which seems to be a National NC-183 (late 40's model). The actual on-off switch is in lower left corner in this unit. The tube receiver starts to operate immediately even though in reality the tubes take several seconds to warm-up. See more »
In the opening credits, Tintin and Snowy are on the roof of a moving train which passes some iconic scenes from the comic books. They pass the Black Island from "The Black Island", then the moon rocket from "Destination Moon" and "Explorers on the Moon", and finally the ancient astronaut statue from "Flight 714". See more »
It's the return of 80's cinema and a visual reading a good comic.
In 1983, Georges "Hergé" Remi noticed a promising director who eventually released the film '' Raiders of the Lost Ark'' whose protagonist was like his creation (whose adventures are known worldwide and have been translated into more than 60 languages), tired of previous adaptations flesh, said that the manager was the only one who could do justice to his unmistakable reporter bangs.
This film is the first animated work of Spielberg, the argument is a combination of several titles of "Tintin". The recreation of the world of the character has done with skill and fidelity and the characteristic expressions captured along with the movement of the actors who give life to the characters have achieved a high level.
The John Williams's soundtrack is as spectacular as ever, the pace is not broken adventurer and manages to keep the viewer's interest from start to finish and finally, the pleasant feeling of knowing that the result is a very good adaptation of the original comic without breaking its essence.
Spielberg has given us unforgettable moments in his many movies, but what gives us with "Tintin" is magic. In this film meets the power of a creative genius inimitable along with new technologies. It is an unparalleled visual spectacle. The comic characters have their own life, personality, moods, sense of humor, etc.. Spielberg has done something nobody has managed to do so far, and there is nothing else to do an animated film with care, with personality, with a level of superb entertainment. The action situations are mixed with more subtle comic situations, imaginative and funny.
Hergé created an entertaining story of pirates, treasure and fantasies, but it was Spielberg, and he alone who take it to the Cinema in this great movie.
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