The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn 3D

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn 3D

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn 3D

Two giants of cinema, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, team up to bring Hergé's comic book characters to life. The Secret of the Unicorn is the first film in a proposed Tintin trilogy.

Belgian reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) finds a clue to an ancient treasure that belonged to Captain Haddock's (Andy Serkis, aka Gollum) ancestors. Together, with the help of intelligent mutt Snowy and Detective Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), they set out on a high seas adventure to recover the family fortune. But on their tail and after the same treasure is the dastardly Ivanovich Sakharine (Daniel Craig).

Tintin uses Weta Digital's motion capture to bring the actors to life. Says Jackson: "We're making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people – but real Hergé' people." The story combines elements from three Tintin books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

Winner of Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes 2012.
2011Rating: PG, contains violence107 minsUSA, New Zealand, Belgium
AdaptationAdventureAnimatedMystery3D
Director:
Steven Spielberg ('Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'E.T', 'Jurassic Park', 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Minority Report')
Writer:
Steven MoffatEdgar WrightJoe Cornish
Cast:
Daniel CraigJamie BellAndy SerkisSimon PeggNick FrostToby JonesMackenzie CrookGad Elmaleh
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want to see

Reviews & comments

Lots of Fun

Goodies and baddies with action and fun aplenty make this a great watch. Of course I am totally biased by Weta's supreme craftsmanship that made this such a visual treat. Shame on the Academy for overlooking this film. Bring on Sir Peter's version. Can't wait!

3.0
0

Wonderful movie for the whole family

Giving it 5 stars cos this movie felt like a re-imagining of Indiana Jones' movies (excluding the recent movie). Spielberg really nails the elements of the Tin Tin series which has made the character popular over the years. There is humour, drama, suspense throughout. It will appeal to audiences of different ages on different levels. Weta Digital have taken...

5.0
0

A Tintin Herge would have loved

Beautifully crafted family friendly movie (aside from dubious un-PC alcohol imbibing by Cap'n Haddock) that rocks along like an animated version of Spielberg's first Indianna Jones adventure. Highly recommended harmless fun for everyone with a spectacular Williams score and some inspired chase scenes. Watch out for the reference to JAWS and a guest spot by...

4.0
0

Great fun

Really enjoyed this, brought back all my childhood memories of Tintin; the Thompsons still drove me insane, almost as action packed as a Bond film. Highly amusing with Tintin and the baddies having conversations (use your words!)rather than just bopping each other. But best of all was the transitions between screens, watch out for how the sea becomes a...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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 audiences.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like the 3D, an adventure that’s serviceable but doesn’t reach out and grab you as often as you’d expect. Frenetic to a fault, it’ll divert the under-10s; older viewers may feel there’s not enough lift in the quiff.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hergé famously said that Spielberg was the only director capable of capturing the unique essence of his creation. That probably remains true. But this film hasn’t done it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Like the screen Tintin, the movie proves less than inviting because it's been so wildly overworked: there is hardly a moment of downtime, a chance to catch your breath or contemplate the tension between the animated Expressionism and the photo-realist flourishes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serving up a good ol’ fashioned adventure flick that harkens back to the filmmaker’s action-packed, tongue-in-cheek swashbucklers of the 1980s, Steven Spielberg’s [film] is a visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It evokes Saturday afternoon serials in an age when most of the audience will never have seen one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Think of The Adventures of Tintin as a song of innocence and experience, able to combine a sweet sense of childlike wonder and pureness of heart with the most worldly and sophisticated of modern technology. More than anything, it's just a whole lot of fun.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary – at least outside the US – comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical: Hergé thought Spielberg the only director capable of filming Tintin. He was onto something.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

While it's essentially just another slick Spielberg action machine, it's operating effectively on all cylinders throughout.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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 audiences.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like the 3D, an adventure that’s serviceable but doesn’t reach out and grab you as often as you’d expect. Frenetic to a fault, it’ll divert the under-10s; older viewers may feel there’s not enough lift in the quiff.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hergé famously said that Spielberg was the only director capable of capturing the unique essence of his creation. That probably remains true. But this film hasn’t done it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Like the screen Tintin, the movie proves less than inviting because it's been so wildly overworked: there is hardly a moment of downtime, a chance to catch your breath or contemplate the tension between the animated Expressionism and the photo-realist flourishes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serving up a good ol’ fashioned adventure flick that harkens back to the filmmaker’s action-packed, tongue-in-cheek swashbucklers of the 1980s, Steven Spielberg’s [film] is a visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It evokes Saturday afternoon serials in an age when most of the audience will never have seen one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Think of The Adventures of Tintin as a song of innocence and experience, able to combine a sweet sense of childlike wonder and pureness of heart with the most worldly and sophisticated of modern technology. More than anything, it's just a whole lot of fun.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary – at least outside the US – comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical: Hergé thought Spielberg the only director capable of filming Tintin. He was onto something.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

While it's essentially just another slick Spielberg action machine, it's operating effectively on all cylinders throughout.

0

Lots of Fun

Goodies and baddies with action and fun aplenty make this a great watch. Of course I am totally biased by Weta's supreme craftsmanship that made this such a visual treat. Shame on the Academy for overlooking this film. Bring on Sir Peter's version. Can't wait!

3.0
0

Wonderful movie for the whole family

Giving it 5 stars cos this movie felt like a re-imagining of Indiana Jones' movies (excluding the recent movie). Spielberg really nails the elements of the Tin Tin series which has made the character popular over the years. There is humour, drama, suspense throughout. It will appeal to audiences of different ages on different levels. Weta Digital have...

5.0
0

A Tintin Herge would have loved

Beautifully crafted family friendly movie (aside from dubious un-PC alcohol imbibing by Cap'n Haddock) that rocks along like an animated version of Spielberg's first Indianna Jones adventure. Highly recommended harmless fun for everyone with a spectacular Williams score and some inspired chase scenes. Watch out for the reference to JAWS and a guest spot...

4.0
0

Great fun

Really enjoyed this, brought back all my childhood memories of Tintin; the Thompsons still drove me insane, almost as action packed as a Bond film. Highly amusing with Tintin and the baddies having conversations (use your words!)rather than just bopping each other. But best of all was the transitions between screens, watch out for how the sea becomes a...

3.0
0