Belgian artist Herge brought the world The Adventures of Tin Tin in 1929 and has been popular all over the world ever since, and inspiring all types of films including the Indiana Jones series. Spanning through comics and cartoons, the series has finally come to the big screen in a stop motion animated feature under the direction of Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson. Could these two powerhouses in the industry bring this movie to big screen life and without tarnishing the iconic status it’s established over the years?
Tin Tin follows a young reporter and his loyal dog as they are thrust into a world of adventure and action while trying to solve the mystery of a pirates treasure and legacy. Spielberg and Jackson decided to make this movie with the motion capture technology, which is usually hit and miss, but really nails this world this time around. The story is a bit slow at times, but seemed a bit necessary to keep it flowing and letting the mystery build. This first installment blends of three of the original comics The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure. Spielberg had stated that this was like Indiana Jones for kids and he was right, filled with action, excitement, humor and crazy adventure, this movie will take you around the world and back without missing a beat. All of the voice actors did a great job really bringing these legendary characters to life. The animation came off beautiful and created a film that is sure to become a classic.
This is easily one of the most fun and memorable animated action adventure films thus far. Spielberg and Jackson have made something really great here and hopefully will be able to stick to the plan of a trilogy to keep bringing these classic stories to an all new audience.