It's a film about grief. A young couple on vacation in Iceland, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, wake up one day to discover everyone else has completely disappeared. They are alone in the world and they respond to it differently than each other. I think it's a really sweet, simple film, that's told softly and beautifully and didn't try to overreach or bite off more than it can chew.
The movie was fine...good even. It definitely had shades of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But what it was missing was a real interest in the main character Tintin. Unlike Indiana Jones, there's little to draw us to Tintin himself. The dog has more character than he does. I did like the Haddock character, but he stood without another strong character to play off.
I found this movie very frustrating, as there were elements of brilliance and elements that fell very flat for me. It's a movie that gets inside of you and you won't be able to shake, that's for sure, and because of that I have to recommend it.
We discussed this » in full on episode #79 of the Cinereelists podcast «, as well as the Top 9 Christopher Nolan films.
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