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The Adventures of TinTin






I watched The Adventures of TinTin over the weekend.

I'd heard mixed reviews, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Sure, Steven Spielberg directed it, but I haven't yet forgiven him for Super 8. Still, when I noticed Steven Moffat got top billing for the screenplay credits (he writes most of the Doctor Who episodes these days), I decided to give it a chance. 



It was great fun. In addition to the breathtaking graphics, I loved the fast-paced action, clever dialogue and visual humor. My only issue with the movie was TinTin's sidekick, Snowy. I ask you, what kind of name is that for a dog?

I'd give this 8/10. If you're looking for a fun adventure with some laugh out loud humor, treat yourself to The Adventures of TinTin.

How about you?

Seen any good movies lately?

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msstacy13
Apr. 9th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
If you weren't so good-natured a fellow,
Mister Spiel might be facing a lawsuit...
:)
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Not at all, but I was so looking forward to Super 8, when it didn't turn out to be the movie I expected, it was all the more disappointing.
msstacy13
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
And, since you ask,
Anna Karenina (1935)
I don't know how many adaptations of this novel I've seen, but I'm sure this one was the best. What sets it apart and places it above the others is Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Karenin. It is, after all, Karenin, and not Vronsky, who establishes the parameters which define Anna. It is Karenin who forces the romance to become a tragedy. And it is Basil Rathbone, a career supporting actor who would mature like cheese when he began starring in Sherlock Holmes movies, who actually makes Karenin someone, something more than a stock character.
Yes, Greta Garbo and the others are good,
but it's Basil Rathbone who makes this a movie you really must see.
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Your local movie theater's a little behind, don't you think? ;)
msstacy13
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Not counting IMAX at the zoo last year,
I haven't watched a movie in a theatre since
Prince of Egypt...
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Why, what did he do?
msstacy13
Apr. 9th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
You mean besides nearly bring down the dynasty,
and lead a slave rebellion?
serge_lj
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that "Tintin" worked even for people who didn't grow up on his adventures. As for his faithful canine sidekick, 'Snowy' is rather lame. His name in French was Milou, which is the phonetic equivalent of 'mi-loup', which translates as 'Half Wolf'.
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I remember reading TinTin as a child. It was great fun. Even in those days, the English version had 'Snowy' rather than Milou.
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jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'm sure if I saw it again I'd like it a little more, but when you're excited about a movie and it fails to live up to your expectations...
bogwitch64
Apr. 9th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
Mirror, Mirror. Very kid friendly, but with some "inside" jokes parents will get. I loved it. If you liked The Tenth Kingdom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207275/) you'll love it!
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
I love in-jokes. I think that's why I enjoyed Disney's Enchanted so much :)
tommy50702
Feb. 3rd, 2015 06:05 am (UTC)
One of my favorite animated and adventure movies!
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
Mine too :)
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