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The Adventures Of TinTin: Secret Of The Unicorn: Triple Play (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg & Daniel Craig

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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  Now that's how you make an animated film

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From the opening scene I was blown away by the quality of the animation. In full hd it's glorious. The storyline, plot, action and humour grips you throughout the entire film. It was easily understood by my 5 and 6 year old but it's not what I'd call a kids film. It truly is an animated Indiana jones type action adventure romp for the whole family. The voice casting is spot on. After a while you forget it's an animation as its that good. Utterly brilliant. The picture quality on the digital copy for iPod touch 4th gen and iPhone 4 via iTunes is amazing.

Believe the reviews it really is that good.

One gripe..... Where's the sequel. Come on Spielberg, get on with it. I want to know what happens next.

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  Extremely enjoyable

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Having been brought up on reading the Tintin comic books, i was looking forward to seeing this film. I was not disappointed, highly entertaining and a great adaptation of the original stories. Hoping that more will be made in the future.

  great

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visually stunning with thrills and danger around every corner. a great films for adults-and the kids will enjoy it too.

  'A FAMILY FRIENDLY 'ADVENTURE' TO ENJOY'

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'two great names in the film-making world, 'steven spielberg' and 'peter jackson' join forces to bring a 'computer generated animated family adventure to the screen.
'tintin' and his faithful dog 'snowy' are on the trail of sunken treasure.
the clues lie within the three models that were made of the 50 gun ship 'the unicorn'
however to make sense of the clues, the surviving desendant of the 'unicorn' 'captain haddock' has to remember the tales he'd been told down the years.
it's not going to be easy as a decendant of the unicorns captain's enemy is out to beat 'tintin' and 'captain haddock' to the prize, he also wants revenge on the 'haddock' family member for what had happened in the past.
great fun,great family friendly adventure ''for all'' ....enjoy

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  It's Indiana Jones, for kids!

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Before he died in 1983, Tintin creator Herge pegged Steven Spielberg as the director worthiest of adapting his work. You can see how the Belgian writer and artist would've pictured it the cliffhanging kicks of Indiana Jones sweetened with the winsome wonder of Close Encounters and E.T. He probably didn't hope for a replay of 1941's knockabout chaos. Although Spielberg's latest isn't down there with his biggest bomb. But there are times when its manic ghost haunts his animated epic. Herge's original comic books tend to alternate wodges of exposition with fits of action. Spielberg's version heavily favours the latter, which sounds promising in theory, who needs another blockbuster that's two thirds characters explaining stuff to one another? But in practice means a movie that doesn't quite know when to ease off the pedal. It's a mash up of three '40s Tintin stories (The Secret Of The Unicorn, The Crab With The Golden Claws, Red Rackham's Treasure) that finds the eponymous man boy reporter (Jamie Bell in breathless boy scout mod.) crossing sand, sea and city in pursuit of treasure linked to the ancestry of sozzled sea dog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis). Chase follows kidnapping follows fist fight follows join the dots chain of incident urged on by John Williams booming brass and trembling violins. It's very busy and very Indy, but somehow short on the thrill of danger Dr Jones always carried in his satchel. Perhaps it's the distraction of the performance capture visuals, not only their uncanny resemblances to the images in the books ( But sadly, Tintin himself is the most shark eyed) but the lack of a greatly compelling reason why this couldn't have been live action. With one huge exception an up, down and all around chase sequence executed in one impossible, continuous shot that brings the excitement to a dizzy peak. And while there's no strong emotional hook to hang the pile driving narrative on, Bell at least dilutes some of the prim pedantry of his ink and watercolour counterpart. As ever, mo cap genius Serkis makes his presence felt through the pixels, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sneak a few laughs as moustachioed bumblers Thompson and Thomson. Daniel Craig sneers and snarls as urbane baddie Sakharine, but the character comes across more as a vaguely irate geography teacher than a deadly rogue. Still, if there's an absence of menace there's an abundance of cute, in the form of Tintin's loyal terrier pal Snowy, who's pick up and hug loveable and claims the best background gags. He also bags the final shot of the final scene. Tintin is Indy for Kids and although not perfect shows Speilberg at the top of his game, but also feels like he's also been let loose with his new motion capture toy that also shows slight hints at the master director being over endulgent. There are a few faults, but the film cracks at a unflagging pace and is Frenetic to a fault, with some of the most imaginitive action sequences sen in years the kids will love it, even if they are not aware of the books and the adults should get a buzz out of the action scenes. It's not up there with a prime Indy adventure but it leaves Crystals Skull in the dust and sets things up well for the sequels.
See if you like........
Indaina Jones.
National Treasure.
Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes A game Of Shadows.
Young Sherlock Holmes.

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  It's Indiana Jones, for kids!

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Before he died in 1983, Tintin creator Herge pegged Steven Spielberg as the director worthiest of adapting his work. You can see how the Belgian writer and artist would've pictured it the cliffhanging kicks of Indiana Jones sweetened with the winsome wonder of Close Encounters and E.T. He probably didn't hope for a replay of 1941's knockabout chaos. Although Spielberg's latest isn't down there with his biggest bomb. But there are times when its manic ghost haunts his animated epic. Herge's original comic books tend to alternate wodges of exposition with fits of action. Spielberg's version heavily favours the latter, which sounds promising in theory, who needs another blockbuster that's two thirds characters explaining stuff to one another? But in practice means a movie that doesn't quite know when to ease off the pedal. It's a mash up of three '40s Tintin stories (The Secret Of The Unicorn, The Crab With The Golden Claws, Red Rackham's Treasure) that finds the eponymous man boy reporter (Jamie Bell in breathless boy scout mod.) crossing sand, sea and city in pursuit of treasure linked to the ancestry of sozzled sea dog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis). Chase follows kidnapping follows fist fight follows join the dots chain of incident urged on by John Williams booming brass and trembling violins. It's very busy and very Indy, but somehow short on the thrill of danger Dr Jones always carried in his satchel. Perhaps it's the distraction of the performance capture visuals, not only their uncanny resemblances to the images in the books ( But sadly, Tintin himself is the most shark eyed) but the lack of a greatly compelling reason why this couldn't have been live action. With one huge exception an up, down and all around chase sequence executed in one impossible, continuous shot that brings the excitement to a dizzy peak. And while there's no strong emotional hook to hang the pile driving narrative on, Bell at least dilutes some of the prim pedantry of his ink and watercolour counterpart. As ever, mo cap genius Serkis makes his presence felt through the pixels, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sneak a few laughs as moustachioed bumblers Thompson and Thomson. Daniel Craig sneers and snarls as urbane baddie Sakharine, but the character comes across more as a vaguely irate geography teacher than a deadly rogue. Still, if there's an absence of menace there's an abundance of cute, in the form of Tintin's loyal terrier pal Snowy, who's pick up and hug loveable and claims the best background gags. He also bags the final shot of the final scene. Tintin is Indy for Kids and although not perfect shows Speilberg at the top of his game, but also feels like he's also been let loose with his new motion capture toy that also shows slight hints at the master director being over endulgent. There are a few faults, but the film cracks at a unflagging pace and is Frenetic to a fault, with some of the most imaginitive action sequences sen in years the kids will love it, even if they are not aware of the books and the adults should get a buzz out of the action scenes. It's not up there with a prime Indy adventure but it leaves Crystals Skull in the dust and sets things up well for the sequels.
See if you like........
Indaina Jones.
National Treasure.
Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes A game Of Shadows.
Young Sherlock Holmes.

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  Spielberg is back on solid ground!

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And in returning to his family friendly roots he's delivered a truly fun, lavish and spectacular looking adventure crossing oceans and deserts along the way!

When intrepid reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys a model of the famous lost ship, the Unicorn, he unwittingly finds himself almost immediately drawn into a globetrotting adventure spanning the globe, hinging on the secret of the location of a long lost treasure beyond imagination! With him, only his trusty sidekick Snowy and new ally Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) to solve the mystery.

After what I did find a slightly stodgy starting twenty minutes while the set up is put into place the film then launches headlong into an almost non-stop collection of set-pieces that dazzle the eyes and represent impeccable visual effects from start to finish. With almost spot on voice casting and performances from the cast, with Spielberg's eye for fantastical action (with a couple of quick nods to some of his previous films as well) sequences (especially an amazing sea battle between two ships) this is a great family film that kids should love and adults should also be kept entertained by.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing, and hope that I can continue the adventures of Tintin in more films!

  A very enjoyable film!

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Tintin is a great film that's perfect for families. The film is good, a little bit funny but the best part of this is the action ste pieces! The bike chase is just truly incredible. The film does also look amazing! This is a good film, check it out.

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  "Anglified" Tintin

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Just watched the movie at theater.
Nice! Thankfully, not precise reproduction of the original comics books' story, but makes a story of its own.
Pro's: Funny, action-filled and characters created with help of CGI almost a faximiles of those Herge created.
Cons: A little bit too much "anglified" to my taste; Moulinsart renamed Marlinspike, Milou as Snowy and "home" situated in Britain, not on continental Europe, etc. It's funny alright, but maybe a bit too much of that. More like slapsticks comedy, much of the the spirit Herge breathed in has been lost.

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