Movie The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Released 20111221.
Watched 20111225 Theatre. Garden Grove [TINTIN 3D] 2:20PM $9.50
Watched 20130701 (Netflix, Instant)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Steven Spielberg. 107 min [bot comic book series otsn (1929-1976) by Georges Remi]

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The movie quickly establishes in the opening credits that Tintin is a famous reporter and has gone on many adventures. After the credits, the plot begins in a city square where Tintin purchases a model ship. Immediately after he purchases the ship, two men come with interest in the ship. Tintin refuses to sell the ship and brings it home. Curious as to why the ship is sought after, Tintin looks to examine the ship closely. His dog Snowy however chases a cat around the room and breaks the mast of the ship. From here on out, the mystery begins to unravel and plenty of action ensues. Eventually Tintin is captured and locked up, but he manages to escape and meets Captain Haddock. Together, the two flee, but not before Tintin gains additional information. Through a series of fortunate events, Tintin and Haddock make their way to Bagghar, their antagonist's next destination. Along the way, Haddock finally recalls the story of his ancestor, bringing together the antagonist's motives. Filled with action, this movie isn't one to miss.

We got to the theater and into our seats at about 2:20, but the movie hadn't started yet. The aisle lights were still on and previews hadn't started. I guess they were a little behind schedule. The theater was also fairly empty. I suppose there was a low demand for movie watching at 2 in the afternoon. In any case, I watched the movie with my sister and my parents. This is significant, because the last time all four of us saw a movie in theaters together was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). I enjoyed this movie. In particular, I enjoyed the 3D. The movie is action-packed and fast-paced. I love it.

I like it a lot better than Hugo (2011). Of course, I do favor more action oriented movies. I look forward to watching the sequels.

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3D Trailers:
Brave (2012)
Men in Black III (2012)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
The Hobbit (2012)

As I mentioned in the instant comments, this movie is just gorgeous to watch. I especially like the way the camera moves about through the action sequences, of which there are many, and I also enjoy many of the scene transitions. For example, there's a scene where Tintin and Haddock shake hands, to which their hands become the desert horizon in the next scene. Another fun transition is when Haddock begins telling the story of his ancestor and some of the desert sands transition into ocean waves.

Instant Comments:
"I do believe I've captured something of your likeness."
"Call an ambulance. A man's been shot on our doorstep." + "Not again."
There's a lot of action going on and the movie is fun to watch.
It's amazing how lifelike everything looks. The motion capture technology is amazing.
Haha, alcoholic breathe.
Ha! The birds swirl around, but instead of being fictional, they're actually from the pet store.
The movie is gorgeous.
The glass breaking is awesome.

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