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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tintin (voice)
... Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock (voice)
... Sakharine / Red Rackham (voice)
... Thomson (voice)
... Thompson (voice)
... Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
... Ben Salaad (voice)
... Silk (voice)
... Barnaby (voice)
... Nestor / Mr. Crabtree (voice)
... Tom / Pirate Flunky #2 (voice)
... Lieutenant Delcourt (voice)
Sonje Fortag ... Mrs. Finch (voice)
... Pilot (voice)
... Co-Pilot / French Medic (voice)
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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 don @ minifie-1

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Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  »

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Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,705,000, 23 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,591,831

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,993,951
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Trivia

Michael Kahn has collaborated with Steven Spielberg as an Editor for over thirty years, having cut his movies on a Moviola and KEM when working with Spielberg. This is his first movie that he cut digitally with Spielberg, using Avid (though he has cut movies digitally before, such as Twister (1996)). See more »

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When Bianca Castafiore is singing all the glass in the room shatters, even some spectacles, yet still Sakharine's spectacles do not. See more »

Quotes

[Thomson and Thompson plan a trap for the wallet thief]
Inspector Thompson: It's childishly simple!
Thomson: To be precise: it's simply childish!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits have Tintin and Snowy go on a chase to find a glowing object (revealed to be a dot for Steven Spielberg's credit). See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Daniel Radcliffe/Lana Del Rey (2012) See more »

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Concerto For Strings In F Major, R.V. 136 (Andante)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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This is a Splendid Re-creation!
11 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Since 1981, Spielberg has become an avid fan of this gorgeous "Tintin" comics and has been longing to create a film about it. Before he and "Tintin's" master, Herge could meet, Herge passed away. However, Herge's widow decided to give them the rights and began the adventure to re-create this marvelous wonder of art.

Adapted from three of the comics, Spielberg's re-creation of the comics introduces us to Tintin (Jamie Bell), a Belgian reporter who gets caught up in all sorts of adventures. One day, he found a model of a ship, the Unicorn and bought it and brought it home. However, when Tintin was buying the ship, two men came to try to buy the model, Sakharine (Daniel Craig) and Barnaby. Later, Tintin discovers that the model holds an important secret and somehow, the secret is linked to the real ship itself. On the way for answers, he meets the grumpy Haddock and head off to an adventure spanning around the globe with his white fluffy dog Snowy.

The animation is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's not right to call it a CGI film as the motion of the characters are much smoother than that of CGI films. Tintin's animated self looks stunning (even though he looks kind of different from his comic-self) in his blue long sleeves. Snowy is fluffier than ever. Captain Haddock is grumpier than ever. All of the animation is simply breathtaking and the best I've ever seen.

I like how they change scenes. While most other movies just shift scenes normally, this film uses a little imagination and is ingenious in shifting scenes. They can change from a scene of shaking hands to a desert scene by using the outline of the two hands into the surface of the desert. This thing is just entertaining and great in its own right and deserves some reward.

The movie itself is fun to watch. The story is compelling, the lines are natural-sounding, and the action is plenty of fun to watch. It is great excitement to watch and I was hooked from beginning to end. Great plot + awesome action + breathtaking animation equals up to amazing movie.

The 3D is perfectly fine. The depth is seen and the 3D just makes the movie even more fun to watch.

I definitely recommend you to watch this film. "Tintin" fan or no, this is sheer fun to watch. If this movie is out in your country, watch it immediately. For U.S. citizens, I'm sorry if you still have to wait for a while but I promise you, this is like no other movie. This movie is over the top and is plenty of fun to watch. A full 10 out of 10! Thanks for reading my review on "The Adventures of Tintin". I do hope this review is of good use to you.


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