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Peter Ferguson
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I was hoping someone out there could advise me.

I was interested in seeing Tin Tin and was wondering if it is ok to take a 4 year old (almost 5, come March). She has seen Tangled, Smurfs, and Toy Story 3 in theatres and various other movies at home.

I have checked online and seen some conflicting reviews, some say it's fine, others have concerns (mostly violence, complex story, and a character drinks far too much).

Any advice?
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It's pretty intense. The animation is very life-like (as you've no doubt seen in previews) which magnifies the impact. My seven-year-old was taken by the previews, but wasn't sure if he wanted to go at first. We did go, and he enjoyed it, but a year ago it probably would have been too much. I think it would be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.
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My friend and I were talking about how some of the themes seemed a little much for the younger crowd. There was a considerable amount of drinking and some violence (although no blood).

It's probably important to note that the theater was packed with children but I don't remember hearing much out of them for the entire movie. That could mean that it was over their heads or that they were just very engrossed in it the whole time. I'm not quite sure. I would say that it's probably a bit much for a 4-year-old though.

On a different note, I personally thought that the movie was very good. Not the most amazing thing ever, but definitely entertaining and worth a watch.
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While there are guns and some physical violence, there's no blood, injuries or deaths on screen. It could be pretty intense for a young child, especially at a 3D showing. Alcohol is shown in a negative light, and is a preoccupation of Captain Haddock, but hardly derails the plot. My 8 year old niece loved it.
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Please keep in mind that the mayor work of Tin Tin has been released between 1930 and 1950. As for the drinking, well that were other times. I only know some of the comics so I can't say anything regarding the movie, but I'd say 4 years old is too young.
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Would you let a 4 year old watch Indiana Jones?
Because that's pretty much what the Tintin movie is - just with (brilliant) computer animation & less blood.

I took my daughters (7 & just turned 10) & they liked it, but it helped that they'd watched all the old Tintin cartoons & I'd read some of the comics to them.

Probably no real harm taking a 4/5 year old to see it, I just don't think they'd really get much out of it.
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Dion wrote:
Would you let a 4 year old watch Indiana Jones?
Because that's pretty much what the Tintin movie is - just with (brilliant) computer animation & less blood.

I took my daughters (7 & just turned 10) & they liked it, but it helped that they'd watched all the old Tintin cartoons & I'd read some of the comics to them.

Probably no real harm taking a 4/5 year old to see it, I just don't think they'd really get much out of it.


Yea... I've decided not to take her, thanks for all the replies.

My wife and I will probably go see the latest Mission Impossible movie. I'm pretty much dreading it, but that's how it goes.
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