Adventures of TinTin, The

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +2

Voices: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg. Family animated adventure. Written by Stephen Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

FILM SYNOPSIS: An intrepid reporter with a taste for adventure seeks a new story concerning three treasure maps from the days of old. Magic-maker Stephen Spielberg has added motion capture and the 3D process to a popular European comic book series.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Have you noticed that when you put those 3D glasses on, suddenly the images on the screen become darker? Even though things come flying at you, everything looks somewhat murky. This has to do with the way it is projected. A brighter bulb is necessary to bring vividness to the 3D process. Some theaters get it right, most don’t. But, why do filmmakers trust theater managers to provide the correct projecting equipment?

As to the production itself, it’s filled from scene one to final credits with action adventure that harkens back to Indiana Jones. And despite the not-so-bright projection in the screening theater, the film itself had interesting characters, it was clean, contained some positive themes aimed at kids, including believing in yourself and perseverance, and incorporated some witty humor for adults and slapstick for little ones. Where War Horse was both profound and fun, The Adventures of TinTin is just fun. Nothing wrong with that.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Paramount Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: The utterances “swear to God” and “For God’s sake” are each heard once.

Violence: The Indiana Jones-like action/violence are made less jolting by the use of animation; we see people threatened with guns and there are battles, with pirates sword-fighting and shooting one another.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: One character, a sea-faring captain, is a drunk and humor is played off his desire for the drink.

Other: None

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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