Friday, 30 December 2011

23/12/2011: The Adventures of Tintin [2011]

Went back to the theatres to see the recreation of a classic childhood comic book character on the big screen and with the unprecedented combination of Peter Jackson and Steven Speilburg, it was a promising movie. Completely animated was fine but I am not a fan of 3D finding it gimmicky and just an excuse to charge more. However Tintin proved to be a phenomenal piece of art, the animation is something so detailed and lifelike it is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it, and the 3D was done properly. It was not used to randomly pop-out but  used throughout to simple add depth and realism to the animation. The combination is quite stunning.

The storyline combines three of Herge's comics, The Crab With the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. The stories are combined to create one fluid narrative but however I think the overall essence of Tintin is captured, with references to his adventures everywhere.

I must say that Steven Speilburg truly did justice to the stories written by Tintin, and the animation is something truly unique.


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