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#1 Dec 30 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
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I saw this last weekend. It was in 3-D. This surprised me. It was pretty fun. The opening sequence (credits, music etc) was really cool. I think they did a nice job with the animated people. The story line was exciting. I liked Haddock the sea captain - easily my favorite character. Though the Scotland yard detectives Thompson and Thomson were pretty funny. Tintin himself is kind of 'meh' but I thought that about him in the comics too. The dog's not cute.

There was a fight scene that involved cranes (not the birds) on the docks that was exciting. I don't know if I've ever seen a crane battle before.

All in all, it was worth the thirteen bucks.
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#2 Dec 31 2011 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I still have to see that one, it's immensely popular here in Belgium (for obvious reasons) but I hear it's a big flop in the US.

I guess Steven Spielberg might not always draw in the big crowds anymore.
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#3 Dec 31 2011 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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The problem for the US market is that no one here knows anything about it. Apparently, the comic is a big deal in Europe, but is unheard of over here. So, it's really just another in a long line of animated movies, and there have just been too **** many lately.
#4 Dec 31 2011 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
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I'm from the US and I read the Tintin books when I was a kid. I remember one involved giant mushrooms from space, and another he went to the moon...

It's been a while.
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#5 Jan 01 2012 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Tintin is Belgium's most popular comic I think, in our country and abroad. Hergé was quite admired, perhaps not for his first two Tintin adventures but definitely for the others.

The mushroom adventure is 'The shooting star' (which originally had the USA as antagonist but he changed that later), there was a double episode about him going to the moon.

I'm not that big a fan of the series to be honest, there's better to be had (well, not that much but some anyway, Franquin is still my favourite Belgian author, truly memorable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franquin His Lagaffe series was always hilarious, his work on Robbedoes and Kwabbernoot was great too, during a massive depression he created his Idées noir, which were very dark, but so satirical and funny). But Spielberg did chose one of the best Tintin adventures for the movie.

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#6 Jan 03 2012 at 2:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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I loved Tintin as a kid, and I've since went back and read more and **** was it ever racist.
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#7 Jan 04 2012 at 2:53 PM Rating: Good
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I loved Tintin as a kid, and I've since went back and read more and **** was it ever racist.


Smiley: lol

I've seen some of it intermittently from back when I took French. They'd have us read bits and pieces as more interesting practice, and to get some cultural stuff in there. I don't remember very much of it.

Won't be seeing the movie, though it's clear that it got some TLC. Peter Jackson seemed especially invested in it (I recall seeing an HBO promo for it that showed him trying out for the part of the captain, drunk).

The trailers seemed very Uncharted-esque. Seemed fun.
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#8 Jan 06 2012 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
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The problem for the US market is that no one here knows anything about it. Apparently, the comic is a big deal in Europe, but is unheard of over here. So, it's really just another in a long line of animated movies, and there have just been too **** many lately.

Before reading this post about 30 seconds ago, I had no idea that Tintin wasn't made up completely out of the blue for this movie.

I have no particular desire to see it. 3D and imax movies are expensive, so I want to only spend the extra cash if it's something I'm excited about.
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