Thursday, 28 August 2014

The adventures of Tintin

I have always been a fan of Hergé's TINTIN stories, and when Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson produced a motion-capture film based on three of the books – THE CRAB WITH THE GOLDEN CLAWS, THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN, and RED RACKHAM'S TREASURE – I looked forward to seeing it when it was released. For a variety of reasons this never happened, and until today I had never seen the film.

When I saw a DVD copy of the film on sale for £3.00 in a local supermarket I bought it and I have now had the chance to watch it ... and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.


I understand that at least one sequel is planned, and if they are made I will certainly go to see them!

5 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the film and thought they did a great job of melding the stories you mentioned into something reasonably coherent. I too am ready for a sequel.

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  2. I rather enjoyed it myself. It seems that if you grew up reading Tintin then this hit the spot, and if you didn't.... it really didn't.

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  3. I seem to remember it didn't receive v favourable reviews when it came out. I am however a great fan of Tintin. My brother and I had all the books 40 odd years ago and they were read until they nearly disintegrated. They were subsequently replaced when my girls were born and re-read all over again. They also enjoyed the cartoon series. I also have on VHS video somewhere a copy of a Tintin animated movie from the 60's. If there is a sequel count me in!

    Regards,
    Guy

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  4. I had never read Tintin, but knew a bit about the character, so i jumped on the DVD at the bargain store.

    Spike and I thoroughly enjoyed both the story, and its beautiful presentation. I laughed hard enough to pull some rib cage muscles....
    -Steve

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  5. Sean, Arquinsiel, Guy, and Steven Page,

    It sounds as if we are all Tintin fans!

    My favourite stories are the BROKEN EAR and the ones set in Syldavia and Borduria ... and I would love to see them turned into films like this one.

    We can but hope.

    All the best,

    Bob

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