I never read the TinTin comic strip. I've always known who the character was, and what he looked like, but nothing else really. So when I went to see this film, it was all new to me. The movie is The Adventures of TinTin. It is directed by one of the greatest story tellers in cinematic history, Steven Spielberg; and produced by another great, Peter Jackson. It features the voice talents of Jaime Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. Let's go.
What I liked about the film:
John Williams is the best in the game. He's worked with Speilberg in the past, and they re-teamed for 'TinTin'. The score is invigorating and matches the excitement on screen. What I love about Williams' score the most: it doesn't take over the movie! There are animated films, or action films in general, where the score takes over the scene. Another thing, you can just tell when you hear a Williams score, please don't ask me to explain.
What I didn't like about the film:
At times, it felt like the action was for no reason. I mentioned earlier I loved the action, but if it's not serving a purpose, or adding anything to the story, why? There is a specific scene that really annoyed me. I wont divulge too much, but look for the scene involving two cranes. The definition of over-the-top and unnecessary.
Nothing at Risk
A beautiful spectacle with very little substance