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11-08-2011, 05:57 AM
you've seen the trailer no doubt and gone NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! sacrilege how could they what were they thinking, then read numerous threads by doubters who in dour tones opined loftily about 'the uncanny valley' phenomenon and expressed other choice misgivings, well me too and I sided with them cos it looked like Thanksgiving was gonna have one turkey extra this year, BUT…… living in England and this movie having it's European realise ahead of going Stateside I just saw it, and honestly it's a must see, skin tones look fab, facial movement must have been face capture and was just about faultless, hair moved in the slightest of breeze and glowed with translucency, yes at first the realism was jarring but it worked and worked well and by about five minutes in you accepted it, overall texturing and lighting borders on the pornographic but this isn't the important bit cos nobody cares about CG it's the story thats important and it was fast well paced and well executed and very funny and best of all the ending leaves it wide open to a sequel, Think I'm kidding about all this go watch it and tell me I'm wrong.

11-08-2011, 10:43 AM
I saw an advanced screening and liked it well enough. It does owe more to Indiana Jones than Tintin though. It would have been exciting to see the "ligne claire" make it through. Instead there's an overdose of detail, completely the opposite.

Apparently the books for the second film are to be Red Rackham's Treasure (obviously) and the Incan story, The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun.

Make sure you look out for Georges Rémi (Hergé) in the film, he has a cameo...


11-08-2011, 04:39 PM
I saw Tin Tin in 3D. It was fantastic. There were moments when it could have been live action and the cinematography was superb.

11-08-2011, 06:46 PM
I saw it also in 3D... It was quite good but I expected more of it. The water simulations were sometimes very good and other places really bad. I missed concistency in quality to be honest.

11-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Haven't seen it yet. But whenever I see the trailer I think of this actor
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091224055212/smallville/images/thumb/4/41/JimmyDoomsdayDVD.jpg/694px-JimmyDoomsdayDVD.jpg (http://smallville.wikia.com/index.php?title=Jimmy_Olsen&image=JimmyDoomsdayDVD-jpg)

11-09-2011, 03:43 AM
I enjoyed the movie very much. The character was well developed, movie is respectful of characters,and Capt Haddock is actually really really fun.
The movie is full of gags following action, but also emotion, and the story plot is enough intriguing.
Visually it is very good. In certain sequences you wonder if some secondary character you don't see entirely, is real or CG as well. color schemes are also visually appealing, not to talk about lighting, tissues, dynamics... really a good job.
The only thing i didn't find that briliant was the soundtrack by John Williams, since this time he was not at his best, didn't find a cool main theme like in Indiana Jones or SW.

Finally: Tin Tin is a bit like Mickey Mouse as a character. just quite perfect in his behaviour. This can be a tad annoying in the long term of a series. It's like this even in original comics though, so, no problem with the movie itlself.

11-09-2011, 05:12 AM
Now that is on cinemas, maybe Rob can ell us in which way he was involved in it?


11-09-2011, 05:38 AM
I only have one niggle about Tin Tin. When he buys something he pays in pounds. I really think he should have paid in Francs given the heritage.

Captain Haddock and Snowy are something to behold. The Hitchcock Spielberg made me smile a lot.

11-09-2011, 05:51 AM
The water simulations were sometimes very good and other places really bad. I missed concistency in quality to be honest.

yeah there was one water sim towards the end where Haddock leaps in the water that looked very basic almost like a raw sim with no comping of sprite layers or any kind post work, think they were running out of time or money or both.

11-09-2011, 01:58 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing it - I saw the teasers last week on the telly and came away unsure as to whether it was CGI or prosthetics, having to look it up. Discovering it was al CGI I knew I had to see it - of course, it's just for the kids' sakes, honest...

11-10-2011, 06:14 AM
Hi there,

I've seen Tintin 3D in France, much better for me than in english because of the names. The dog is Milou not Snowy, Dupont and Dupond not Thomson and Thompson.. etc .. etc... I really enjoyed it and can recommend it:thumbsup:

11-10-2011, 06:20 AM
I worked in Brussels for a while and there was an effigy of Tin Tin and Snowy on top of a building there. A number of us Brits were talking about it and our Belgian colleagues had no idea what we were talking about, until one of them realised that "Tin Tin" was "Tan Tan" (well the pronounciation, not the spelling in French) and the dogs name was differrent.

When I left Brussels I bought a couple of Tin Tin books in French as a souvenir.

Good times.

11-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Went to see it today. Luckly there was a projection nearby, in french and 2D. The english trailer made me do funny facial expressions.

I think the spirit of the characters is very well captured and even the 3D adaptation is nice.
3D adds spectacularity to many scenes where with 2D would probably be more painful. The visuals are spetacular. Really enjoyed the movie.

Though, I'm not a big fan of the cartoon - photoreal image flutuation. I still normally like more 2D than 3D, simply because a line on a paper is, and will always be more free than a 3D model's countour, and there's much more suggestion, giving you space to fill blanks and focus on things.

I'll guess, commercially, we are stuck with Anime, at least they are freaking good.


12-01-2011, 01:42 AM
A couple of weeks back I was in a bookstore (they have books and related items - including Tin Tin Books and now toys related to the film).

There was a family there and the young boy was so excited looking at the Film tie-in toys (Tin Tin on the motor bike was favourite), really excited. They were also looking at the cartoon books. I almost laughed when the father said, "look, they've even got he old books!". I was thinking, "they're all old mate!".

Great to see Tin Tin back being popular with children and families again.

12-01-2011, 08:42 AM
I haven't seen the film yet, but I was wondering: Does the CG get away with downplaying the uncanny valley stuff by making the characters look more stylized physically, rather than trying to make them all more human-shaped? Films like Polar Express and Beowulf creeped people out because they tried to get too close to the real thing and didn't go for much stylization.

I keep thinking of the character models from the video game Brink, and how the body shapes/heads etc. were exaggerated, yet had realistic textures and movements. It made for a good mix between realism and stylization without crossing the line. What do you think?

12-01-2011, 09:23 AM
In a way, but the you vibrate back because they still make them look like meat, the shaders, the lighting can be very aproximate to a natural vivid feeling. I felt that especially in the first moments of the film (probably adapting) until Tintin meets Haddock and then again in the harbor scene in the end.

Styling is good, because, like with drawing is a reinterpretation of the real, makes things unique and creates the movies own lannguage and symbolism.

Hitting a "Calculate" button is great, but it also has it's drawbacks.