☆ Sophie ☆’s review published on Letterboxd:
Snowy is a good dog.
Therefore, this is a good movie.
'The Adventures of Tintin' is an exciting action-adventure film with stunning animation, fun action sequences, and an intriguing story. This film was like a "Pirates of the Caribean" meets "Indiana Jones" type film. Aside from the stereotyped characters, and a bit ridiculous action sequences, I liked the movie and thought it was OK. But, I just came away feeling like somebody had put me on a thrill ride and told me I was supposed to have fun and that I would come away feeling exhilarated, but instead, I came away feeling set up. This film would not have been complete without John William's score. I found it to be underwhelming because it wasn't memorable. It sounded more like "filler adventure movie" music. But it being John Williams, it was still good.
The film just throws you in straight into the action, and the world-building feels rushed. I did not care for the characters - except Snowy, and he was a dog. As he had to be mainly a dog and be subject to some limitations, his portrayal in the movie was at least mostly believable. Not that a comic book should be believable or anything - it's just that I think I wanted to like Tintin and even to think he was a hero, but I couldn't because of all the far-fetched stuff happening around him and to him. Overall it was fun, and I enjoyed it, but it did not fulfill my expectations.