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!