We headed to the cinema this afternoon in some trepidation to see Stephen Spielberg’s film version of Hergé’s Tintin. The trepidation was because the Tintin series of cartoon books is such a classic that anybody, let alone Hollywood, is bound to mess it up and disappoint – or so we thought. But we were wrong. The script cleverly combines three different stories (The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure), to produce a rollicking adventure movie which somehow maintains all of the innocence and wholesomeness of the originals. We saw it in French, in 3-D, and I think that, as with Avatar, you do need the 3-D version to do full justice to the techical wizardry. The film is already a box-office success, apparently, and that is good news because it will introduce a wider and younger audience to the delights of Tintin and Milou.