The Adventures of Tintin 2011 ★★★½

As others have noted, this feels a lot like a junior-ized Indiana Jones film, and in that regard it's a better one than KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. The uncanny valley effect is very much in abundance as far as Tintin and Captain Haddock are concerned, although the designs of the supporting cast are exaggerated enough that it's less of an issue for them. After an initial moment of revulsion I found that my brain did adjust to the hyper-real visuals and I was more or less on board with the film. There's nothing particularly remarkable about the film in terms of its plot (and you can tell that it was cobbled together from multiple different books, much like some of the Asterix films), but I laughed out loud at it several times, and if truth be told I enjoyed it more than I was expecting to.

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