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"THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN"
(2011) (voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis) (PG)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes None
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Animated Action/Adventure: A young crime reporter teams up with a drunken ship captain to find a long lost treasure.
PLOT:
Tintin (voice of and motion control performance by JAMIE BELL) is a young reporter who, with the help of his dog Snowy, works on investigating various stories and such, while the likes of Inspector Thompson (voice of and motion control performance by SIMON PEGG) and Inspector Thompson (voice of and motion control performance by NICK FROST) handle crimes, such as a pickpocket who's been targeting their area.

While passing through a market one day, Tintin sees and buys an intricate model of the Unicorn, a great sailing ship of yesteryear. It's a purchase that draws the attention of various people who also want that model, including the sinister Ivanovich Sakharine (voice of and motion control performance by DANIEL CRAIG). Tintin says it isn't for sale, but realizes something is up when his place is broken into and the miniature ship stolen, likely meaning the model contained something valuable.

That suspicion is confirmed when Sakharine's men abduct Tintin and place him onboard a freighter they've commandeered from the drunken Captain Haddock (voice of and motion control performance by ANDY SERKIS). The two manage to help each other escape and make an unlikely team that tries to get to the bottom of what's occurring.

In one of his drunken states, Haddock eventually remembers the tale of his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock (voice of and motion control performance by ANDY SERKIS), the captain of the Unicorn so long ago who battled the notorious Red Rackham (voice of and motion control performance by DANIEL CRAIG) over a certain cargo onboard the vessel.

From that point on, Tintin tries to figure out what that was, all while avoiding Sakharine and his men who believe he possesses a scroll that will lead them to it.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
After seeing the commercials, it's a good bet many will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JAMIE BELL provides the voice and motion control performance of Tintin, a young investigative reporter who has no qualms about...


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