Shades of grey
With Spielberg at the helm and Sir Peter Jackson producing, this merging of three Tintin stories zipping ‘round the world in one film was always likely to be a slightly manic alpha male escapade. It’s a pity that the muscular special effects overshadow our hero’s little grey cells so completely, but the chemistry between Tintin and Captain Haddock works well and the dog is really good. The motion caption 3D technology means you get the humanoid forms and the glasses. Yay.
The Adventures of Tintin (Die Abenteuer von Tim und Struppi) | Directed by Steven Spielberg (USA 2011) with Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis. Starts October 27