In this image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Tintin, voiced by Jamie Bell, Haddock, voiced by Andy Serkis, and Snowy await rescue in a scene from "The Adventures of Tintin." Directed by Spielberg and produced by Jackson, the film is already is a global blockbuster, approaching $250 million at the worldwide box office as it heads into U.S. theaters Dec. 21, two months after it began rolling out to theaters overseas.(AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
By Kyla Dickson
Parkview High School
"The Adventures of Tintin" is the thrilling exploration of Tintin, a teen journalist whose thirst for the perfect story takes him half way across the world.
With his handy canine companion, Snowy, he is on a mission to solve the hidden answers to the Haddock mystery. Overall, the movie is terrific. The 3-D quality is magnificent, as well as the storyline. The film opens without delay, jumping right in to the mystery and does not stop until it is solved.
Not being the biggest fan of children movies, I was skeptical I would be entertained, but I was. The attention to detail and the quality of animation used to create the characters and scenery really had me in awe. Director Steven Spielberg even paid attention to the hairs on the characters' arms blowing. It was so detailed, every freckle on the face, color change in a beard, and strand of hair made it seem real.
As a teen who is mostly into action and humor, I would recommend the movie. It is great for the family, and overall, teaches a good lesson about honor.
Spielberg and his production crew put in a tremendous amount of work, and honestly with the way the movie ended, I would not be surprised if there was a sequel.
By Samantha Deaz
Creekland Middle School
The second this movie started until the second it ended, I could not take my eyes off the screen. It is adventurous and will take you beyond your wildest dreams. I insist that people of all ages go and enjoy "The Adventures of Tintin," just as I did.
To begin with, the basic storyline of this movie was very clear to me. I could follow Tintin's reasoning and could attempt to figure out how the mystery would end. In this amazing movie, a young journalist is in the middle of unfinished disputes between two ancient pirates, Sir Frances and Red Rackem. Their descendants have taken on the challenge of finishing what their ancestors started. This rivalry keeps building until a fight to the win an the end of the movie. This is the story that kept me wanting to know more and held me over the edge of my seat.
Most parents would say that they don't have the time or patience to sit through this so-called "kid movie," but I can assure you that it is like no other "PG" movie I've ever seen. "Tintin" was an intense mystery ad characters that will be loved from the start, like Snowy, Tintin's beloved dog and noble partner in crime. You're probably thinking, "that is ridiculous," but he actually helps Tintin through a lot and even saves his life every now and them. So, what are you waiting for?
All together, "The Adventures of Tintin" is a terrific movie and will be unforgettable by everyone who sees it. This movie was very cute, suspenseful and extremely entertaining for me.
Also, my Uncle John, a very devoted Tintin fan, said the movie was awesome. If you plan to see "Tintin," I have only one question: How's your thirst for adventure?