Nice rendition of a cool comic
I have been a fan of Herge\'s comic strip albums concerning TinTin (Kuifje
the Netherlands). So I was pleased to view this feature length animated
movie based on one of his better stories (not the best, I might add).
Although an animated series has been created for Tv based on the works of
TinTin, this was surely a treat to watch.
The animation might not be top-notch as just might find with Disney or
Bluth, but it surely was watchable. The story contains typical TinTin
detective work, which includes obviously trying to catch the bad-guys and
solving some mystery somewhere in the world, this time it is South-America
concerning an Old Inca sect.
The humour can only be appreciated if you are a fan of the comic albums,
because it can be quite lame at times, but who cares, this is TinTin.
Thompson and Thompson are as ludicrous as ever and Captain Haddock is as
hilarious as ever as TinTin\'s permanent sidekick. Snowy (Bobbie in NL) is
loyal as ever.
A must-see for fans of TinTin.
ana margarita watch Cinderella movie
Tintin rescues a local boy and finds sympathetic people who point him toward an Incan curse... :).
sreedharan.p watch Alone In The Dark movie
zmlmatt watch Dennis The Menace Strikes Again! movie
not bad pretty good!.
Compromised, but still watchable
It has been some time since I read the fantastic Tintin books by Herge
but I remember enough to know that there are a number of changes in
this version from the book so do not expect to see an animated book in
front of you. One example, look at the front cover of prisoners of the
sun ( image is online at Amazon ), it does not appear in any of the
frames - why? Maybe considered too "scarey" for animated visuals yet
not for a book read by the very same audience.
The music and songs are a pretty dire purile Disney-ish addition, and
in the dubbed English version the voices grate.
Some of the animation is a mite dodgy but generally good ( using the
base artistic talent of Herge how could it not be ), but my fiance who
did not know when the "filming" had taken place thought it was
computerised it was so good enough and in her view more advanced than
other cartoons of its day.
As a Tintin fan I would love to see a series of feature length films
bringing them to life in a more accurate and sympathetic manner that
appealed as much to their adult as the child fanbase rather than the
current choices we have - 20 minute or 5 minute truncated
serialisations on television or the one or two full film length but