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View Poll Results: What did you think of The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
I'm a Tintin fan and loved it
8
15.38%
I'm a Tintin fan and liked it
4
7.69%
I'm a Tintin fan and was disappointed
6
11.54%
I'm a Tintin fan and think the trailer looks like crap--no interest in seeing it
2
3.85%
I'm a Tintin fan but will wait for download, stream, or optical media
0
0%
I don't know much or anything about Tintin and loved it
12
23.08%
I don't know much or anything about Tintin and liked it
5
9.62%
I don't know much or anything about Tintin and was underwhelmed
8
15.38%
I don't know much or anything about Tintin and think the trailer looks like crap--no interest
6
11.54%
I don't know much or anything about Tintin and will wait for download, stream, or optical media
1
1.92%
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The Adventures of Tintin (D: Spielberg, 2011): The Reviews Thread

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The Adventures of Tintin (D: Spielberg, 2011): The Reviews Thread



Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present
An Amblin Entertainment Production
A Wingnut Films Production
A Kennedy/Marshall Production
A Steven Spielberg Film
"The Adventures of Tintin"
Executive Producers Nick Rodwell Stephane Sperry Ken Kamins
Producers Steven Spielberg Peter Jackson Kathleen Kennedy
Screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish
Based on The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
Directed by Steven Spielberg

The Adventures of Tintin Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The Adventures of Tintin Synopsis: Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film "The Adventures of Tintin" directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "Defiance") as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig ("Quantum of Solace," "Defiance") as the nefarious Red Rackham. Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

The Adventures of Tintin: Movie In Theaters December 21, 2011. This film is rated PG.

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Re: The Adventures of Tintin (D: Spielberg, 2011): The Reviews Thread

I had a chance to see Tin Tin at a Hero Complex IMAX screening in Burbank a week ago, and had a blast! I didn't really know anything about Tin Tin, besides knowing it was huge in Europe. The only reason I was excited to see it to be honest was seeing Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish as co-writers. The film is visually fantastic. The animators and creators of the film had the good foresight to turn down the realism of the mocap style, and I wasn't creeped out as I usually am.

When it comes to the story of the Tin Tin, and the action, it was really top notch. I felt like a 10 year old just enjoying action that wasn't cruel, but exciting and fun. I'm happy to see that they have a sequel planned already. I'm gonna go back and catch it this coming Friday. Great great stuff!
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It's very entertaining, if a little haphazard in it's pacing. By the end I enjoyed it, but kept thinking why didn't Spielberg plot-out Indy 4 similar to what he did here?
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I'm a longtime fan of the books, and there were parts I loved, parts I didn't.

-Opening credits are a joy to watch
-Inside jokes and details showed that the creators had a passion for the material--just seeing the no. 26 outside of Tintin's flat made me smile.
-The look of the some of the main characters is still off (Tintin a little creepy, Snowy's fur not quite right, the Thompsons too rotund), but the secondary characters were spot-on. Perhaps because they're stylized while Tintin is relatively realistic, they were easier to animate.
-Plot was a little confusing to follow where they had spliced and changed the books, but I thought it worked overall. Don't know what I would have thought had I not read them.
-Really did feel like playing Uncharted at times
-Looked great and I'd like to see it in IMAX
-Too long. Could have shaved 10 minutes easily.

I'm a little mixed on how to vote in my own poll. I'm kind of in the "liked+" category but will definitely see it again.
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Robert Kirkman likes it

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Tin Tin is awesome. Highly recommended. Amazing action scenes!
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Spielberg. Pass.
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Spielberg. Pass.

You. Clueless.
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Outstanding entertainment. Made me feel like a kid again. Loved the action, loved the dog, loved captain Haddock and even Tintin was a good character to root for. Hopefully word of mouth will spread and North American audiences will embrace this.
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You. Clueless.
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Saw it today. Thought it was a lot of fun, and successfully captured the Tintin spirit. The three big action set pieces were phenomenal, and the resolution of the pickpocket subplot was hilarious.

It's a shame this appears to be bombing, as I'd love to see more installments.
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It's a shame this appears to be bombing, as I'd love to see more installments.
I think it's doing well enough overseas that we'll be seeing a sequel
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I think it's doing well enough overseas that we'll be seeing a sequel
IDK, The Golden Compass did great business overseas ($302m) but bombed in the U.S. (only $70m) and no signs of the sequel to that...
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I think the thing that will get us a sequel is if Jackson and Speilberg really push for it. They have enough combined clout to do it.
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IDK, The Golden Compass did great business overseas ($302m) but bombed in the U.S. (only $70m) and no signs of the sequel to that...
And i dont think anyone involved in that had the big participation back-end that Spielberg and Jackson have in this.
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Robert Kirkman likes it
Apparently not well enough to spell the name correctly, but at least he praised it. Forgot to post my thoughts here instead of in the other thread, will put those in later.
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Is the 3D worth the extra money?
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In this case I would say no, I don't think it added much.
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Apparently not well enough to spell the name correctly, but at least he praised it. Forgot to post my thoughts here instead of in the other thread, will put those in later.
Yeah, Kirkman was probably thinking about Rin Tin Tin too.

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Is the 3D worth the extra money?
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In this case I would say no, I don't think it added much.
I agree that it wasn't spectacular, but then I rarely think 3-D is worth the extra $. What I'm hoping will make an impact is seeing it in IMAX. Will try to do that this weekend or next week.
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I've been looking forward to this all year. I liked it but it does need a trim. Too long. Some of the action scenes were amazing. Hope there's a sequel.
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The only movie that needed to be seen in 3D this year was Hugo.
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Saw it today. Much better than I expected....it was a bit darker and more "realistic" than I anticipated. The setpieces were endlessly inventive, no one can do this stuff like Spielberg can.

All in all, pretty wonderful film. This one will have staying power I think (and I'm not necessarily talking about box office when I say that).
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Spielberg. Pass.
Your Post. Clueless.

I saw this last night and thought it was really good. It looked amazing. It was slightly boring in some parts but it definitely ended with me wanting to see more. I loved the little nods towards the books too and was surprised I picked out quite a few even though I haven't read the books since I was 10 or 11 years old.
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I had hedged my expectations based on some of the lukewarm reviews, but it turned out this film was truly excellent. It really felt like a Tintin adventure come-to-life, while still presenting cutting edge animation and film techniques. I was in a full audience, with many kids, and it got a very enthusiastic reaction.
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I'm a huge Tintin fan, but this was a mess. Action scene one after another after another, and with some really pointless expository dialogue scenes - something felt lacking - very disappointed. I had to explain to my 8-year old niece what sober meant
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Re: The Adventures of Tintin (D: Spielberg, 2011): The Reviews Thread

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I'm a little mixed on how to vote in my own poll.
I can't vote because I'm neither a fan nor don't know much about Tintin. There isn't a middle-ground.

Anyway, I enjoyed it

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