I went to see this movie with a few younger friends ... in 3D ... It was better than I expected. I never read the Tintin books ... they came after my time as a youngster. I definitely believe the 3D edition is probably better than the 2D ... something about having the "added depth" made it better to me. Some of it looked so real that could have been real, rather than CGI. I would give it 4 stars (out of 5). Something else I liked .... no profanity or nudity ... and little violence.