Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg. 107 min. Rated PG. USA/New Zealand. Animation/Adventure.

O Stevie, if you wanted to make another Indy movie, why bother with Tintin? Not even the soundtrack composer is anyone but John Williams, to at least give the movie a different feeling from another Indiana Jones episode. And not only is the action-packed story a world apart from Herge's "Secret of the Unicorn", I couldn't understand why in this brilliant computer-animated/live action (!) film, everyone looks exactly the way Herge had illustrated them, except Tintin and Snowy? Long story short: Tintin-lovers may be annoyed, or even offended; newcomers may have a good time, because Indy was never a miss.

Mo says:


  1. The Indiana Jones feel was undeniable, and it was so nostalgic to see the Herge characters come to life so vividly. I agree, if only Tintin looked like Tintin it would have been perfect.

    1. It's funny how in the beginning Spielberg makes an effort to inject this new Tintin look into our imagination, by having someone sketch him in the market scene, and show us the sketch is actually the comic book image. Almost as though Spielberg himself knows this is a problem.