Based on the very popular comics by Hergé, “The Adventures of TinTin” is Spielberg’s 3D animated film following a young newspaper reporter looking for a treasure hidden for over 400 years.
Although the animation is really well done, the story itself is a bit lackluster. I think TinTin should have been more edgy and more thrilling. The film, by midpoint, sags and begins to run out of gas and just doesn’t have any momentum left to carry the plot to the movie’s end.
Like a really fine painting of a steak, “The Adventures of TinTin” is great to look at but there’s no cinematic nourishment to be had.
It gets a C+ and is rated PG.