Yes, the lack of weight in many, though not all, objects bothered me also.
You would have to be extremely hard hearted not to find this film version of Hergé's famous creation supremely enjoyable. Jackson and Spielberg prove to be the perfect combination in bringing Tintin to the screen and Steven in particular is at the top of his game, like a kid with a new toy in his first motion capture film making experience. A very entertaining spectacle that I hope is repeated in future installments.
Motion-capture maestro, prestidigitator extraordinaire Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) enlivens stylish homage to Les Aventures de Tintin, the comic albums created by Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907–1983), the most popular European comics of the 20th century. Spielberg ~ Jackson symbiosis proves aesthetic richness, compelling franchise beginnings enjoyable one and all. Don't miss it.
There's so much manic invention in this movie that I wish the story was a little better.
An often witty script is all too often submerged by generic, non-stop action and one of John Williams' equally generic, non-stop and stolid scores. Doesn't that guy's music ever shut up?
I wanted to like it as I remember watching the Tintin cartoon in my youth, but "Adventures" just felt like one of those kids' movies where a bunch of busyness is occurring onscreen and you're just kind of watching it because it's there. I appreciated the technical know-how required to pull this off, but the script failed to give me a reason to care or even the faintest idea of who Tintin is as a character.
The scene where Tintin and Haddock fly the skimmer plane and then crash in the Sahara desert is absolutely exhilarating. Well done film all around.