Kids Movie Review

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

My son is an avid reader of Tintin comics, because of him after so many years I too read again many of the books recently. Both of us have been planning to see this movie “The Adventures of Tintin” and we went for it today at Escape (Express Mall), Chennai. My interest was increased due to the film being directed by Steven Spielberg.

The adaptation of the comics to a movie has been done quite nicely, without disturbing the original author’s (Herge) magic. The original Tintin stories had a way of impressing boys with its action-packed scenes, simple storyline & wordings, a trip around many parts of the world showing its culture & people. The movie to a good extent has retained it, the animated characters to look quite faithful to the impression I had from the comics. You can even have a laugh at many of the scenes, just like I had. Overall, a fun movie to watch with your whole family.

Tintin Film

One thing I don’t understand is the need to pay for the 3D glasses Rs.20 separately in the food counter at Escape, why can’t they add it to the Online transaction itself?. I guess it might be due to some archaic Entertainment tax issue, but Satyam can collect additional Rs.10 or so to cover it and make it convenient for the audience.