As for the 3D I was extremely let down. There was so okay depth, but it added nothing to the experience with the exception of the motorcycle, no stakes at all, scene I am mentioning above.
This may be blasphemous, but I felt the 3D was about as good as the 2D to 3D conversion my player can do on a standard blu ray. Like a conversion.
Course, what the hell do I know. I picked up Harry Potter 7.2 and thought the 3D was pretty nice.
That is the polar opposite of my experience. Harry Potter 7.2 was my second favourite film next to Prizoner of Azkaban, but the 3D was so craptacular I preferred the 2D version.
Tintin, on the other hand, is one of my reference 3D movies. Sure, there is very little, if any, popout, but the depth I found to be outstanding. The detail was equally fantastic - I could see every hair on Tintin's head. My favourite scene was near the beginning in the city square - very good sense of depth.
I'll agree that there was no sense of urgency or tension in that scene - kinda reminded me of old school bond, but meh whatever. It was still a good flick imho.
It's just amazing the difference of opinion on the 3D in this movie. It makes me wonder what kind of set people are watching this movie on. For me, I have an Optoma HD3300 on a DIY 112" 16:9 screen using a Samsung BD 6700 3D blu ray player.