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Tintin: The Prisoners of the Sun

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Another exciting Tintin tale, but some dated stereotyping.

Movie NR 1969 74 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Darker film is yet better than the 1st film

PG-13: intense violence and drug maturity usgaes
age 9+

Tin again!

Some cartoon violence, and depictions of alcohol use. I find all of the Tin Tin movies to be enjoyable even now!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

TINTIN: THE PRISONERS OF THE SUN is a fun installment of the popular animated series and the classic Herge children's books. That is, as long as you can somehow overlook some of the more egregious stereotyping going on with the Incans. In terms of both animation quality and storytelling, this is firmly rooted in the mid-20th century, and if you can enjoy that on its own terms, it's quite enjoyable.

The trials and tribulations Tintin and his friends must endure in order to rescue Professor Calculus are unrelenting. And like most animation from that time, the fact that none of it is particularly realistic makes it that much more enjoyable. We know Tintin -- like James Bond -- is going to get out of these seemingly inescapable scrapes -- but how he does it is where the entertainment lies.

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