No healthy European childhood is complete without the adventures of the young globe-trotting journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy. I own a few of his comic book adventures and still remember so many details from them. As a kid (and even now) I find the stories are so much more interesting and humorous than anything most American comics produce so a new 3D CGI film from one of America’s greatest directors is an interesting prospect. As a fan I could not miss this.
Young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys a model of a 17th Century ship named the Unicorn, the source of fantastic legends. Hidden inside the ship is a clue to a great mystery involving a lost fortune and pirates. Also on the trail of the treasure is Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine (Daniel Craig), a model ship collector with dark secrets. Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, embark on a quest that unites him with drunken seadog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) whose ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was Captain of the Unicorn and with help from the Thompson twins (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) they unravel a historical globe-spanning mystery.