The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. The film features in the starring role, Jamie Bell as Tintin. The film appears to be an advancement in digital and motion capture technology and is due to be quite the wild ride when it hits theaters on December 23, 2011.
The plot revolves around Tintin discovering inside a model ship, by the name of a Unicorn, a clue to the treasure of Sir Francis Haddock, ancestor of a man Tintin meets by the name of Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis). The two begin a grand adventure to discover the treasure under the protection of a prison escapee also in search of the treasure and with the aid of Detective Thompson and Thompson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost).
The music went along with the trailer and helped provide an adventure feel. The tone of the film appears to have a dark yet joyful feel with a mixed showing of emotions that will be sure to guide us on our adventure as we embark with Tintin.
VISUAL EFFECTS: 10/10
The visual effects in the film are a step up of many recent additions and are due to increase the popularity in 3D technology as well as motion capture in a way that James Cameron’s Avatar did in 2009.
The cast features atop the previous mentioned stars, Daniel Craig, Tony Curran, Toby Jones, Gad Emaleh, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays, Cary Elwes, Phillip Rhys and Ron Bottitta.
Every voice is due to make a grand performance as those in the trailer have already shown.
Animated films aren’t my favorite in the industry, but this one has proven itself to be a must see. I welcome you to join other audience members in embarking on this grand quest and enjoy yourselves along the way. The film, again, is due for release in 2D and 3D on December 23, 2011 in the United States. Sony will also release the film earlier in other countries during late October and early November 2011 in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and India. Paramount is due to distribute the film in Asia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and all other English speaking territories.
Trailer review by Kale Slade