I just watched the new Tintin film at the cinema. It wasn’t great.
It’s a shame because other than this film I’m a big fan of the Tintin Franchise, I love the comics, animated series and the 1960′s live action adaptation. This felt more like Indiana Jones, if Indiana Jones was acted out by people wearing over-sized life-like rubber masks.
Tintin always had a continental feel to it, but that was gone, partly due to the use of standard action music and loss of Hergé’s character design.
The best moments of the film were when they shot the characters from a far, but then every few seconds they’d cut to a close up of the dead lifeless faces and I was out of the film again.
There was a point where they hold up a Herge drawing of Tintin next to the CGI Tintin. I wanted to point at the Herge drawing and say, YES MORE OF THAT PLEASE.