The Adventures of Tintin

TV review by Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Faithful adaptation has some old-fashioned values.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 6+

Great adaptation of a comic book classic

Tintin was one of my great comic book passions as a kid (the other was Asterix); this series, unlike the Spielberg movie, is an extremely faithful adaptation. The protagonist, reporter Tintin, faces many adventures in various settings. While the tone is lighthearted and there is no graphic violence, this isn't for toddlers: there are lots of references to crimes (smuggling, forgery, theft, piracy, even drug trafficking), wars, plane crashes, a few mildly creepy moments (involving, for example, a curse, a yeti, etc.), plenty of fistfights, shootouts and car chases (although without any blood). Call it Indiana Jones for kids. The body count of the whole series is extremely low and I don't recall any character dying onscreen (although some offscreen deaths are very clearly implied). No sexuality. One of Tintin's friends, Captain Haddock, famously swears a lot but only with humorous "fake profanities" ("Anthropithecus! Certified Diplodocus!" etc) and is a heavy drinker - while his addiction (which gets better through the series) is a source of humor, it isn't glamourized in the least (it always leads Haddock to huge mistakes). Tintin is a fine role model, honest, righteous, exceptionally brave and skilled, almost superhumanly selfless - so perfect, in fact, that most viewers/readers end up identifying with flawed, short-tempered Haddock, the gruff sea wolf with a heart of gold. Recommended age: 6+.

This title has:

Great role models
age 7+

Great! Just like the books!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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