The Adventures of Tintin - 3D

Release date: 24 October 2011
Running time: 107 mins
Certificate: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jamie Bell

When bequiffed young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys a model of the good ship Unicorn, he also acquires a clue to a great mystery. With his faithful hound Snowy in tow, our intrepid hero embarks on a quest that unites him for the first time with drunken seadog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis).

Together, they unravel the secret of an ancient feud involving Haddock's ancestor Francis and notorious pirate Red Rackham (Daniel Craig). Using state-of-the-art performance capture technology, legendary director Steven Spielberg brings Herge's hugely popular comic book creation to life in a way you've never seen before.

An extraordinary array of behind-the-scenes talent includes producer Peter Jackson and a trio of outstanding British writers - Adam Cornish, Edgar Wright and 'Doctor Who' supremo Steven Moffat. Also on board are the fab Brit comedy double-act of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson. 

Screenplay: Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish   Distributor: Paramount

You should see it because: It has a brilliant director, a great cast, ground-breaking technology and a much-loved lead character.

See it if you liked: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)