Steven Spielberg's long awaited and hotly anticipated new holiday movie (One of two, the other being War Horse, which I have yet to see myself) The adventures of Tintin, is, for all of the rave reviews, and huge foreign and worldwide box office success and the long year of hype and anticipation thrown at Spielberg's feet, it is just absolutely heartbreaking for me to report that I was greatly disappointing. And, to add, I have been a lifelong fan of the original Herge comics, so I am not exactly very new to the whole Tintin franchise in the first place.Tintin is very nice looking, in fact, it quiet possibly and very easily has by far the best use of motion-capture animation and computer animation technology that I have ever seen in any movie, thus far. But, that is the only good thing bout it. Tintin is a lifeless, extremely long and almost interminably dull movie that quit on the viewer long before it even gets to it's depressing futile ending. It appears that the magic of Spielberg's movies have been absent from his films for some six or seven years, now. Here just hoping that War Horse still has some of that left in it. But, despite being Rated PG and being marketed heavily and almost completely towards children, The Adventures of Tintin is certainly not for young kids:There is infrequent but very intense and brutal (for an animated movie) cartoon violence, with several rather harsh deaths and scenes which actually also have quiet of bit of animated blood. Also, there is constant, non-stop drinking and alcohol use and consumption in the form of the side-character of Captain Haddock, who is a great drunk. Finally, there is extremely infrequent mild language with only one use of real profanity in the entire movie, with that being in the form of d-mn. So, if you did, like many people did, happen to like it, than great. I just wish it could have been much better, than it unfortunately, and depressingly, was.