Revisiting ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

As a young teenager I remember watching The Adventures of Tintin every once in a while. At the time, I wasn’t a fan but my younger sister LOVED this story, mainly because of the staggeringly-beautiful animation that grips you with its unceasing perfection.

Recently, my sister and I began to reminisce about the animated film that Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson created and we decided to revisit the movie that, unfortunately, wouldn’t even be nominated for Best Animated Film in 2012.

The Adventures of Tintin feels like Steven Spielberg threw up all over it…in a good way. Every element feels like the best elements of his Indiana Jones movies as he tells a grand adventure featuring likable characters in the lead hero, Tintin (Jamie Bell), co-star Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), and Tintin’s super-cute dog, Snowy. Plus, the film’s villain, Sakharine (Daniel Craig), is undoubtedly one of the coolest villains I have ever seen. You almost want to root for the guy he’s so cool.

No, this isn’t the greatest animated movie I’ve ever seen but next to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse it undoubtedly has the best animation I’ve seen.

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It feels at times at times alarmingly realistic, thus enthralling you in a nonstop story that never refrains from feeling like one of the best Steven Spielberg adventures I’ve ever seen.

It’s a shame the film didn’t get more praise but it is nice to know that a long-awaited sequel will eventually arrive sometime this decade. The date isn’t clear at the moment considering that the sequel was supposed to arrive in 2015 but hasn’t even started production yet. It seems the script hasn’t found its footing yet but Steven Spielberg is adamant that we will get a Tintin 2 so…let’s hope the next story is even better than the first one.

Have you seen The Adventures of Tintin? If not, I’m highly recommending it. It’s a pretty entertaining piece of work and anything involving Steven Spielberg as a director has the potential to be really fun.

It’s currently available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day.



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