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You going to check this movie out?

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I have to admit, that I do not know too much about this movie.  ( I am licking the inside of a Nutella jar at this time) I know that Tin tin is a big character around the world. Stephen Speilberg is at the helm for this movie.  Here is the review!

 

 

Tintin and Captain Haddock run into trouble on the high seas.

The result is a fine family flick that eventually runs out of steam and ultimately outstays its welcome, in spite of the fact that the run-time is a relatively brief 107-minutes. Which is frustrating as with some judicious editing and the emphasis on quality rather than quantity on the action front, it could have been a classic. 

The decision to use computer animation is largely a successful one, though that spectacular chase aside, it feels like the film could have been shot on location away from the green screens, and thereby avoiding falling into that strange netherworld between live-action and animation. 

Spielberg nevertheless seems to be having a ball with the process, bringing an energy and enthusiasm to proceedings that has been missing from his recent output, and proving that when he gets it right, there's no better action director around. 

So while this may not be the perfect Tintin adaptation, it's nevertheless an entertaining one; a film that honours the charm and spirit of the books, and one that should please fans and newcomers alike. 

 

 

 

 Here is a trailer for us American who do not understand how well this movie is going to do around the world!

 



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To be honest, I never thought it looked so good.



Boutros said:
To be honest, I never thought it looked so good.


Your from Canada right? Is this big there?



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spurgeonryan said:
Boutros said:
To be honest, I never thought it looked so good.


Your from Canada right? Is this big there?

Is it big anywhere nowadays? XD

But yes it used to be popular here. I remember watching the animated show and my dad has many comics. I used to play the game Prisoners of the Sun as well.

I don't know from the trailer it looks a bit bland.



Boutros said:
spurgeonryan said:
Boutros said:
To be honest, I never thought it looked so good.


Your from Canada right? Is this big there?

Is it big anywhere nowadays? XD

But yes it used to be popular here. I remember watching the animated show and my dad has many comics. I used to play the game Prisoners of the Sun as well.

I don't know from the trailer it looks a bit bland.

Not sure if it was every popular here in America. But I am sure I will take my kids to see it. Because I have to. The Smurfs was good though!



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I would have preferred a non-animated version. From the US and love TinTIn read them all as a teenager. The film will only be good if Captain Haddock lives up to the comics character and if it is funny.



Tintin is basically Europe's Yellow Kid or Astro Boy, i.e. one of the most important comic books ever created. It's also one of those timeless classics that's still read by new generations today (the comic was first published in 1929, the last issue in 1976).

Spielberg's/Jackson's movie is not ligne claire CGI - that's what I'd have expected from those two self-proclaimed huge Tintin fans - it's just typical, perfect and bland modern CGI imo (don't get me wrong - I love CGI movies ever since I saw the first Toy Story, but the perfect and bland look of these movies starts to bore me).

I don't like the look of Tintin, Captain Haddock and Milou (the dog - Snowy in English version), especially the faces of these iconic characters, but then again, I'm not forced to watch the movie.

Boxoffice results of this movie will be interesting to follow though, worldwide and regional. Especially: Will the Belgians and French watch it? (Tintin is the most influential comic in FrancoBelgian and European comic history, Tintin's creator Hergé is Belgium's national hero and Tintin is one of the Belgian cultural treasures as far as I know).



The environments look great, the characters not so great. Not like how I remember 'Kuifje' from the comics and cartoons. I would have loved to see it hand drawn like the old cartoons with the care and budget of something like the princess and the frog.

I might rent it when it eventually shows up on cable on-demand, Zune or ps3.

Thanks for that video, the links to the old cartoons bring back lots of memories :)



Herge got an godstatus because his work was so influential, His Tintin comics were an great example of hard work and dedication, it was even that popular that some countries were scared that the next Tintin would be based in their country, legend goes that Tintin in China(The blue lotus) that takes place during the Japanese invasion was so hated by the Japanese that every person in Tianjin that dare to say he came from the country of Tintin was killed or dissapeared....

Herge and his Tintin comics inspired many to start a career, the smurfs like mentioned before would not have existed without Tintin, another example was Matt Groening who stated that the Simpsons probably would not have existed without Tintin (possible why Tintin got mentioned a few times in one of the last seasons?).
But we are to young to really understand what Tintin meant for the world I guess.



 

Lostplanet22 said:
Herge got an godstatus because his work was so influential, His Tintin comics were an great example of hard work and dedication, it was even that popular that some countries were scared that the next Tintin would be based in their country, legend goes that Tintin in China(The blue lotus) that takes place during the Japanese invasion was so hated by the Japanese that every person in Tianjin that dare to say he came from the country of Tintin was killed or dissapeared....

Herge and his Tintin comics inspired many to start a career, the smurfs like mentioned before would not have existed without Tintin, another example was Matt Groening who stated that the Simpsons probably would not have existed without Tintin (possible why Tintin got mentioned a few times in one of the last seasons?).
But we are to young to really understand what Tintin meant for the world I guess.

Thank you for that! Not knowing anything about the cartoon I would have never known that much about it. 



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