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Oh no, not the guy with the pendulum!
on 7 August 2015
“Red Rackham's Treasure” is the second part of a story arc began in “The Secret of the Unicorn”. I happen to think that “The Secret of the Unicorn” is one of the best Tintin adventures. The second part, while obviously necessary to tie up all the loose ends, is less good.
Too much slapstick involving Haddock, Thomson and Thompson…and surprisingly little real action. And then there's Calculus with his hearing impediment and bloody pendulum! Well, at least we learn how Tintin and Haddock met the old crank, and how they eventually acquired Marlinspike Hall...
I suppose I have to give the chase for Red Rackham's treasure three stars, but somehow, I feel it deserves less.