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Movie: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)

This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

According to Wikipedia, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) is a performance capture 3D movie based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, directed by Steven Spielberg (everyone knows who he is!), and produced by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, District 9, The Lovely Bones).


Wow. No wonder it's such a blast!!!


Synopsis: Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and his loyal dog companion Snowy are on the trail of unraveling the mystery of the 'Unicorn', an old ship model sought by many, especially a villainous Mr. Sakharine (voiced by Daniel Craig). The model is eventually stolen from Tintin's house and after an eventful journey, Tintin bumps into Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis). Together, the trio's exciting adventure spans the globe, with each journey bringing more danger, excitement, and ultimately, the unfolding of the true story between the captain and the villain.

I'm at loss of words to describe how rejuvenating this movie is - I'm referring to the level of viewing pleasure, storyline, and entertainment value. Lavish and spectacular visuals and fine motion-capture performances contribute to the movie's awesome appeal to most audience.

A critic says, "
Clearly rejuvenated by his collaboration with producer Peter Jackson, and blessed with a smart script and the best craftsmanship money can buy, Spielberg has fashioned a whiz-bang thrill ride that's largely faithful to the wholesome spirit of his source but still appealing to younger, Tintin-challenged audience."

Well, I haven't read any of Tintin's comics but I have to say that watching this movie brings back childhood memories, especially reminiscing adventure stories I grow up with, i.e. Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, etc.

I'm giving this movie a very strong recommendation, especially for those of you who want to spend some quality with your loved one, friends, or family, or just by yourself. You'll find yourself much rejuvenated. :)


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