For those of us who grew up with Tintin, this was an exciting chance to add to our Tintin experience.
I think Tintin was brilliantly captured, a little less effeminate than in the early animated films,
It would never have been the same without Tintin's wonderful dog Snowy-loved when Snowy tamed the Rottweiler that was chasing Tintin and made him into a friend, and his struggle on the ship with rat for a sandwich. And Captain Haddock was captured down to a pat.-absolutely classic.
The film combines three Tintin adventure books-The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham's Treasure, and
The Crab with the Golden Claws.
It begins with Tintin's innocent purchase at a flew market of a model 17th century ship which leads to his life being endangered and on a thrilling, dangerous adventure.
Also like the touch of the evil Professor Saccharin being Red Rackham's descendant bent on a centuries long feud with the Captains' descendants
Action scenes were a little long but this is an action adventure after all.
Also liked how the scenes effortlessly moved in the Captain's delirium from the desert to his battles with Red Rackham.
A little disappointed about no adventures for Tintin and friends in the Caribbean as in the book of Red Rackham's Treasure.
But the touch of brining in opera diva Bianca Castafiore was quite amusing. A lot of the dialogue was amusing and a a great inspirational speech by Haddock near the end when Tintin is ready to give up. 'Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.'
Yes I enjoyed this.