This Tintin feels different. He's less patient and not always smiling. It gives a new tint to his originally neutral personality, I can say I like this hot-headed Tintin. I'm curious on why they chose Sakharine as the main villain, but it's fine. The motion capture animation is fantastic, you can even see the texture of Tintin's blue pullover, and his strands of hair!
On est transporté, balayé par la fougue et la pétulance des situations et des complications dans lesquelles se battent et se débattent nos héros, dans un fougueux malström d'images et de précipitation un peu trop virevoltants pour en apprécier pleinement l'humour et la subtilité.. www.cinefiches.com
The Adventures of Tintin is one of Spielberg's most underrated films. I really feel like Spielberg is going back to his roots with this film (the whole movie feels like one big homage to Indiana Jones). Spielberg also takes full use of the animation and does things that simply wouldn't be possible with live action. All of the performances are great, but the stand out star for me is Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock!
At first the animation was way to realistic for my comfort but after watching it i realized it is a beautiful adaptation of some of my favorite childhood stories!! Nice references and nice vibes esp good if you hold a nice connection to the original stories however enjoyable for all audiences
Still my favourite of Spielberg's 2011 output. In the era of Marvel's laughable 'realistic' looking comic-book adaptations, Tintin without any magic or super-technology shines unafraid of its source material, and by pure creativity of it's action sequences, the way scenes transition into the next, visually creative gags, and solid sound effects.
Some spectacular parts: classic opening credits, faux-single take action setpieces (the Moroccan port chase in particular), snappy lines, a fantastic canaries gag, stunningly rendered mocap (trust Spielberg to show up his protégé Zemeckis!), but it never satisfyingly gels. Yes, Tintin is a bland cipher, and the ending is more downer than cliffhanger, but as breathless spectacle it needed more life.