I thought it was an absolutely awful version - a nonsense film that seems as though it was machine-made by the tedious Hollywood machine rather than staying true to the original books.
Story line was ruined, pacing was ridiculous, action scenes COMPLETELY TEDIOUS, ridiculous and over-the-top and finally the crane fight was just a disgrace.
The scripting was very village pantomime as well. Awful corny rubbish.
Very, very poor all in all - just massively disappointing to have Herge mangled by Hollywood executive's unimaginative idiocy.
It seemed as though it was made for the lowest common denominator.
I agree with this review. The movie was truly terrible. Putting aside any connection to Tintin, it is a pretty awful stand alone movie.
Beyond the ridiculous fight scenes and terrible script there was a whole lot of bloopers or changes that were almost funny in their stupidity:
I accept that it's based on the English translation rather than the original material, but the Milanese Nightingale should have had an Italian accent. Or in this version is Milan in England?
A guy spelling out an 11 letter word as he dies is stupid.
Filling the hold of a ship with gold is a great way to sink a ship. But at least put it in boxes.
When Haddock was retelling the story of Francis Haddock, what was the deal with the soldiers pointing their guns at him? Would they have actually shot him?
There is no Red Rackham's treasure.
The coordinates on the notes appeared to be the same in the comics as they are in the film.
It makes sense in the Crab that the crew of the Karaboudjan would ruthlessly try to kill Tintin. They're serious drug smugglers. But why do you take over a ship and attempt to kill people when you're only using the boat for transport? There's no reason why Sakharine couldn't have just taken a commercial boat. All he wanted was a little piece of paper and all he needed to get it was his falcon.
When Tintin is locked up in the Karaboudjan why do they blow up their own ship to get to him? What's the rush? In the Crab it's because they think he's found a way out.Moderator note:
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