can't deny that this film has some incredible animation and is visually very well presented, but it seems filmmakers Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson were so obsessed with the latest
technological methods that they completely forgot to be faithful to the original source, therefore alienating a huge section of the potential
Hergé's selection of comic strip books have gathered a massive
fan base over the decades and it's been quite a wait for a feature-length film about the young intrepid reporter and his thrilling adventures, previously brought to TV screens in the format of a
series of cartoons, none of which varied in animation style from the comics themselves.
This film, despite the title, is actually a jumble of three of
the Tintin adventures; The Crab With The Golden Claws, The Secret Of The Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure, but I don't consider the screenplay to be faithful to either one of them, with certain
important characters being merged or dropped altogether. Even Tintin himself fails to be portrayed as the intrepid young reporter, but merely a young boy who happens to be in the wrong place at
the wrong time. His main sidekick, Captain Haddock is relegated to being an annoying drunk and the villain, well... Read the comic to see for yourselves how they ballsed that one
Clearly the studio was trying to indoctrinate a new, juvenile
audience rather than the huge fan base which already existed and a sequel is inevitable.
Personally, a better story to start this franchise would have
been 'The Black Island', leaving the introduction of Captain Haddock to a later time. Either way, the film pales in comparison to the original books.
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Nominations: 2 (Best Animated Film; Best Original Dramatic
Nominations: 1 (Best Original Score)
Nominations: 2 (Best Animated Film; Best Visual
Golden Globes (Best Animated Film); Annies (Best Animated
Effects, Best Music); Empire Awards (Achievement in 3D); Florida Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Georgia Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Goldspirit Awards (Best Animated Soundtrack);
Hollywood Post Alliance (Best Sound); International Film Music Critics (Best Original Score for an Animated Film); International Online Cinema Awards (Best Animated Film); Motion Picture Sound
Editors Awards (Best Sound Editing); New York Online Film Critics (Best Animated Film); North Texas Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Oklahoma Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Online Film
& Television Association (Best Animated Film); PGA Awards (Best Animated Film); Satellite Awards (Best Animated Film); St Louis Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Toronto Film Critics (Best