Sound Off: Jackson & Spielberg's 'Adventures of Tintin' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
December 22, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Finally arriving in theaters in the US (it was released in Europe two months ago!) is Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg's CG animated take on The Adventures of Tintin, the iconic comic book character created by Hergé. Although filmed in performance capture, Jamie Bell plays Tintin, Andy Serkis plays Captain Haddock, and Daniel Craig the villain, Red Rackham. So how is this animated adventure across the world? Worthy of Hergé's legacy? How are the action scenes and the overall story? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on The Adventures of Tintin.
"Never fear, Tintin!" The Adventures of Tintin, which I saw in 3D, is a fast-paced, amusing adventure that, while I was entertained by, I didn't necessarily love (which is what I'm always hoping for when Spielberg or Jackson's name is involved). I'm not sure if it was missing something or if I wasn't a big enough fan of the character to begin with. I got the sense that if I knew all the characters and stories, I might love this even more, but otherwise it was just a fun experience. A few of the characters, like the klepto wallet guy, seem completely randomly added merely because they're from the comics. I would say the same about Thompson & Thompson appearing everywhere, but they were fun characters, despite the unnecessarily different voices (Simon Pegg & Nick Frost). Overall I think it was an entertaining ride, a real adventure, but not much more.
What did you think of The Adventures of Tintin? A fun comic book adaptation or campy bore? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!