It’s been three years since Steven Spielberg‘s last full-length feature, the awful “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” a sequel rightly regarded as a stain on the franchise. What should have been another breezy adventure with our favorite grizzled professor of archaeology was a silly Area 51-influenced quest that missed the pulse of the original films. Well, it looks like Spielberg is ready to redeem himself.
A new, full length U.K. trailer for “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” has arrived and it’s easily the best one yet. It looks like our young Belgian reporter is going on an Indiana Jones-worthy journey, with the mo-capped film promising a globe-spanning tale, a beautifully rendered period setting and an overall tone that we found winning and charming. Though in low quality, the animation here looks fluid and above all eye-catching, and our only quibble is that the Thomson and Thompson gag is the only false note — we hope their antics aren’t just reduced to pratfalls. And finally, we get our first real look at Archibald Haddock played by Andy Serkis.
The film opens on October 26th across the pond, before getting a U.S. release on December 23rd. Check out the full trailer below. [via Dark Horizons]