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Huey McEvoy's rating of the film The Adventures of Tintin

Some spectacular parts: classic opening credits, faux-single take action setpieces (the Moroccan port chase in particular), snappy lines, a fantastic canaries gag, stunningly rendered mocap (trust Spielberg to show up his protégé Zemeckis!), but it never satisfyingly gels. Yes, Tintin is a bland cipher, and the ending is more downer than cliffhanger, but as breathless spectacle it needed more life.