Let's start with the obvious: this film is NOT the Tintin
comic, and if you watch it expecting an exact recreation of the experience of the comics, you WILL leave dissapointed, and probably more than a little angry, convinced that the beloved comic has been reduced to another generic action-adventure with glitzy effects and no depth.
But if you approach it differently - if you see it not as a replication of the comics, but rather an approach
, or perhaps a homage, to them - you will leave a lot more satisfied. You will be able to appreciate the skillful voice acting and genuinely awe-inspiring visual effects, and the sometimes overdone and tongue-in-cheek, but nonetheless thrilling action and chase sequences. You will be able to appreciate how the storylines of three seperate Tintin
comics have been blended together in a manner that, while obviously silly in its adventure-movie-plot sort of way, does not feel overly contrived or unbelievable. You will appreciate how, through small but significant touches - like reproduction certain small sequences from the comics almost exactly - Speilberg (at least to me) gives off the impression that he really was adapting the comics out of a genuine appreciation for them, rather than simply a desire to milk their popularity for profit.
Again, it's not the Tintin
comic, and in many ways it has been simplified, and, perhaps, lost some of the comic's essence. But realistically speaking, it's hard to see how this could have been completely avoided; and all things considered, I really believe Speilberg did a better job with what he had at hand than many other directors would have.
So if you're a Tintin
fan - even a particularly dogmatic one - see it. Keep your expectations realistic, and you will enjoy it - not in the way you enjoyed the comics, perhaps, but you will
enjoy it as an appreciative approach toward the comics that you love so much.
And if you're not a Tintin
fan...yeah, see it anyway. You'll enjoy a visually stunning action-adventure which, while far from deep, will certainly provide some thrills.