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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2012] [Region Free]

Daniel Craig , Jamie Bell , Steven Spielberg    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Thai, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006L4ZEDW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,176 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Adventures of Tintin follows the exciting exploits of a young reporter, his dog, a sea captain with a drinking problem, and a couple of bumbling Interpol detectives as they travel from Europe to the Sahara and Morocco in pursuit of a pickpocket, model-ship collectors and long-lost treasure. Steven Spielberg's and Peter Jackson's long-awaited full-length film, based on the original Tintin comics by Hergé, combines the stories "The Secret of the Unicorn," "Red Rackham's Treasure," and "The Crab with the Golden Claws" into a generally fast-paced adventure that feels just a tad too long.

The individual stories and the characters Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Thompson and Thomson are all quite faithfully represented. The motion-capture animation is similar to that of Polar Express and is both fascinating and a bit odd at times. As in the comics themselves, the characters are highly stylized and instantly recognizable, but Tintin's facial expression is eerily stoic and there's a hint of strangeness that's hard to put a finger on. Snowy is delightfully funny to watch, though he is a bit fluffier than in the original comics, and the real animation standouts are the secondary characters like Thompson and Thomson and Captain Haddock, who somehow seem absolutely perfect.
 
Devoted fans will revel in the abundance of small details that reference the comics and suggest a true love for Tintin on the filmmakers' parts, but even viewers who don't know a thing about the comics will thoroughly enjoy this exciting adventure. (Suitable for ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Capt. Haddock's ancestor and go off on a treasure hunt.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant 1 Dec 2012
Format:DVD
bought this DVD after hearing such good reviews and having loved the original cartoons as a kid. Will quite easily say that the animation is stunning - as good as is possible I would hazard a guess. Great story too with loads of tip top action. One of the best films I've seen in years. You don't have to have kids to enjoy this I promise you !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is the first wholly MoCap animated feature where the technology's weird mixture of the photo-realistic and the cartoonish actually works completely, and works rather wonderfully. It's not just that the dead eyes that plagued earlier MoCap films have gone but that, rather than pointlessly inserting unconvincingly animated versions of real people in a fantastic environment, it uses it to faithfully recreate the characters from the comic albums as they would look in a three-dimensional environment. It's not just a case of wearing a blue sweater with a duck tuft hairstyle or putting on a big putty nose, beard and captain's outfit to approximate them, these really are Tintin and Captain Haddock, but with the benefit of fully fleshed out and surprisingly naturalistic performances courtesy of Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis. And it's not only Thomson and Thompson and Red Rackham who get the benefit, the film beginning with a fun cameo from Herge painting Tintin's portrait in the opening scene and wondering if he's painted him before some time.

But the technological leap would be mere window dressing if it was the only thing the film had going for it, but thankfully this is Steven Spielberg rediscovering the real sense of fun and adventure he had back in the heady days of Raiders of the Lost Ark. At times the frequently beautifully lit camerawork overdoes the swirling and swooping to highlight the original 3D as if he's having a bit too much fun with his new toy, but it's grounded by a solid screenplay with plenty of sly humour that only really runs out of steam in the last reel or so once the action leaves Africa (but then endings have often been a problem in many a Spielberg film).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures of Tin Tin 12 Dec 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This DVD is brilliant. The animation is astonishing, which makes anything possible, and the characters are exactly true to the nostalgic Tin Tin as fans have known him for so many years. The real star of the film is Snowy, the dog. You cannot take your eyes off him.
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104 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The worst post-viewing experience ever! 9 April 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I'll explain my review title later, but first, a quick summary:

Animation 10/10:
Possibly the best animation I have ever seen. The facial expressions, character movement, and the motion of clothing to wind, rain / character movement are outstanding. The crisp details of each scene were wonderful, as were the light and shade effects. There are people who are better qualified to make more specific comments relating to rendering and contrast etc. so I will leave that them.

Action 10/10:
Lots of it, really fast and with lots to take in and gasp at, but greatly tempered with the important slower scenes, used to explain plot progression. Certainly this is where the DVD's 'replay' value shows, as there may have been things missed the first time around and, even then, it worth watching the scenes again to marvel at the interactions of the characters, creatures, their vehicles and the environment. To explain the action further might spoil the film for others, so I will leave it there.

Storyline 10/10
Although some reviewers on Amazon are not happy with the storyline, I really enjoyed it. Certainly I had guessed some of it, but certainly not all of it, and it could even be progressed further if a 'Tin Tin 2' is made. It is important to stress some reviewers have read the entire series of Tin Tin books, but my review is purely based on having read the comic strip versions of the series. In that sense, considering the style of the comic strips, the storyline is excellent.

Humour 10/10:
Sadly some negative reviews resort to insulting adults who liked the humour, by claiming 'It's childish and only a 3 / 6/ 12 year old would find it funny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than expected! 16 Oct 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Didn't see this at the cinema as the reviews didn't seem very good - but it's a great movie - and even better for also being in 3D.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Yarn 10 Oct 2013
By RKay23
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This movie is simply superb. Very well made and fast paced action from start to finish. Also very very nice to watch with vibrant colours everywhere. At this price you cannot go wrong. Buy it now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tintin still good value 26 Feb 2014
By andrew
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A well animated film, fun to watch and the kids loved it...a little Scepticle at first, however, proved wrong. For Tintin fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film 18 Feb 2014
By Jammyc
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
We all loved this film ... OK me more than the kids! Very clever how they make this films to cater for adults. Great humour, good storyline and amazing graphics! I ooh'd and woo'd through most of the film :)
Hope they make some more!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Animation But Weak Storytelling
The animation is extraordinarily good but the film sufferers from a very erratic telling of the story. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Peter Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars TinTin fans will love this film.
The reviews about this film were great and I thought I would watch this film and totally enjoyed it. Read more
Published 4 days ago by BryBo
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Absolutely rubbish movie. Good animation but poor story. It felt like a 30 minute story stretched to fit into a film. Would not buy again.
Published 20 days ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandsons
I bought a tin tin movie for the boys to watch at my house, they loved. It, so bought them each a different one and they all love it.
Published 29 days ago by rosemary robb
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent STEELBOOK
Very nice and good looking SB. One position for the disc, nice inside artwork. I am very satisfied with the purchase. Thanks and recommend!
Published 2 months ago by Jakub Cingl
2.0 out of 5 stars The verdict is out.
This failed so miserably to hold my attention that its unfair to judge it properly yet. It may be much better than I currently think it is. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Tin tin
When is the next one I wonder because I can't wait excellent animation the graphics and postures were amazing great story line,enjoyed very much
Published 2 months ago by Martin j Trigg
5.0 out of 5 stars Spielberg is back to top form
Based on Herge's beloved comics, Tintin (Jamie Bell) is a young reporter on the trail of a lost treasure after coming into possession of a model of the ship 'The Unicorn'. Read more
Published 2 months ago by a.diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas viewing
This is a great film for all the family. The quality of illustration,reality, sound and animation is 2nd to none. Wonderful story and atmosphere.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs.Linda K Maule
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 3D
Quick delivery and One of the best quality 3D films i have...
brilliant.
This really is a great film, well worth watching.
Published 3 months ago by Steve Jackson
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