The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

dir. Steven Spielberg. As beautiful as this is, I would still have preferred an 2D animated film in Herge’s “ligne claire” style. By moving a little closer to a Hergé style than photo realism, it mostly manages to avoid an uncanny valley effect. I don’t remember Captain Haddock’s drinking problem to be such a big part of the books, and in this movie it gets pretty dark for a family adventure film. The action set pieces are really remarkable, especially the downhill chase for the scrolls. It doesn’t have the charm of the 90s TV series, but creates it’s own distinct style. I wish I had seen this in the cinema. Apparently the sequel is stuck in development hell, I would love to see ‘Prisoners of the Sun’ as a film.

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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