If you grew up with Tintin in the 1950s or 1960s and wish for a more simplistic, realistic, even naive recreation, then this DVD is not for you.This movie happens to be the usual overdone over-produced, over-directed Hollywood action film with all the spectacular special effects and the usual bombardment of John Williams music we've grown to expect for 30 yrs!
However, its not bad with a 3 star rating and if you aren't too familiar with Tintin (as are many North Americans) then you will probably enjoy this. The Spielberg/Jackson/Williams combo are still Hollywood giants in the world of film.
But, if Tintin, Snowy, Capt Haddock and the Thompson twins captured your imagination as a child, then go for the TV series on DVD produced by France and Canada from about 1990. In Canada and America, you can get it as it first appeared on TV, all 21 episodes as two 22 minute segments. Best yet, get the UK version (region 2) which has each of the 21 episodes as ONE complete 45 minute movie.
"Blistering Barnacles", always count on the English for keeping it simple and getting it right!