This movie is based on the cartoon character Tintin, created by Herge, the famed Belgian journalist (Jamie Bell). It starts in the Gran' Markt in Brussels, where Tintin is shopping and he finds a wonderful little miniature wooden hand-crafted statue of the sailboat Unicorn and purchases it for a few Francs. Snowy catches sight of a prolific pickpocket and goes chases him.... in the meantime, two separate gentlemen approach Tintin wanting to buy the statue off him for any price he chooses. He won't sell it and takes it home. However a cat gets into his apartment, Snowy chases it and they crash into the table with the statue on it making it fall to the floor and smash........ and only Snowy notices a small metal cylinder fall out of the main mast and roll under the table!!!
Meanwhile, Policemen Thompson and Thomson are on the trail of the pickpocket....
Tintin's apartment gets broken into and his statue goes missing....... and then Tintin find the little metal cylinder under the table and it contains A Clue To Missing Treasure!!!!
Then he discovers it's linked to the Naval family Haddock mansion Marlinspike and sneaks in to snoop around...... and finds an unbroken sailboat in it exactly like his! It later turns out there's three of these sailboats made for three Haddock brothers, each containing A Clue to Missing Treasure, which only a True Haddock can work out once all clues are together!!!!!
Tintin then meets the last remaining Captain Haddock (Daniel Craig) who really enjoys drinking whiskey, and they get kidnapped onto a boat which is sailing towards Northern Africa, the site of a sunken sailboat called The Unicorn, which was previously captained by another Captain Haddock (Craig's grandfather) who had a boatfight with a Pirate!!!!!!
Tintin and Captain Haddock manage to escape and steal a boatplane and fly off but then crashland in the Sahara desert!!!
I won't give away the ending but this is a really exciting fast-paced movie that's definitely worth watching!!!
Oh yes indeedy!!!
Beanie gives this nine squeaks out of ten!!
Moules Mariniere with slices of crusty french bread!!!
Today Andrea brought home a Big Bag Full of Goodies!! She said her friend Vicky had been to a place called Dieppe in France and bought some things for me!! How nice of her!
So - what we got, then???#
Oh! What's this??
Camembert cheese!!!! YUM!!!
And goat's cheese!!!!! Brill!
Oooh, it's a packet of smelly tea!! It's black tea with bits of caramel in it and smells wonderful!!!
And a posh tea strainer to put in your mug!!! The tea goes in the strainer which goes in the mug, then you pour the hot water in and let it stew and then you take the strainer out and put it on the "lid" so it doesn't drip anywhere! Snazzy!
Oh, what's this???
Oh wow - the jar is fish soup (you need to add water or cream) and the tin is something called Cass-oo-lay...... what's that???
Oh!! Soh-mon foo-may...... that's smoked salmon!! Andrea says that's a pate spread!
AND a bottle of fizzy wine!!! That'll make us hiccup!!!!!
Oh what brill presents!! We need to send Vicky shopping some more!!!
She got us this pretty card too!!!!! That's Dieppe, you know.....!
Beanie Mouse lives in the south of England and has been painting and creating artworks for many years. Some will be "lost" somewhere on the planet, some will be mailed out and on the Trading Post blog are ATCs for swapping! Beanie also travels and blogs about that on the Beanie Mouse blog.