Tintin has great animation. The ocean scenes are the best I've seen
the whole movie about an adventurer/ reporter is as we say at the cutting edge.
I would like to hear an opinion about performance capture which I feel can
do subtle things that can provide great results not otherwise possible.
I found it interesting that Spielberg was able to walk among and even touch the actors in a scene
and (not being monitored with sensors) not be in the scene, making for active directing.
Years ago in the army stationed in Germany, I knew that people there were reading Tintin but didn't know more. Recently I looked up its history (Wikipedia and the like) and about the author. Herge’s, political leanings that required him to make adjustments.
Spielberg said he worked on Tintin for 22 years. His great body of work includes Shindler's List and
Saving Private Ryan. So I thought that his work on Tintin would be more indicative of Herge’s need for
caution from the Nazis. But it is more of just a great adventure movie.
In a way the film reminds me of an early TV cartoon series called Clutch Cargo.
Clutch Cargo is an obvious copy of Tintin where the hero, a dog, and a friend (In the first
episodes his friend was an adult and later the same character was drawn differently and
and was a child. They would travel to exotic places and experience danger to be continued
the next show.
A noteworthy thing about Clutch Cargo is that it composited mouths of actors into the faces of
its limited animation comic book style drawings. Vehicles would be still as the background slid
behind them and other animatic tricks. Production values increased in the several years that
Clutch Cargo ran.
I never heard of tintin before that movie came out. he wouldn't have been well known in Ireland. my Dad says one of the newspapers back in the day had tintin in the cartoon page, and thats about all he knew about tintin. the movie was great. I dont like sea or pirate types scenes in movies, but full marks for the great job they did.
So, I know I'm a little late to the party but as someone who had a bunch of Tintin Books when I was growing up as well as someone who is really into animation. I was completely floored by this movie. I mean. I not only was the animation perfect in my opinion, a weird blend between comic and realism that they pulled off incredibly well, but they also managed to capture the feel and essence of the characters and story. They did a great job of keeping all the good parts of the comic that made Tintin fun and managed to strip the staleness of an outdated piece of work. I really didn't think that it got as much credit as it deserved, compared to a lot of other animations/movies that came out around this time. My favorite part was at the end when Capt. Haddock puts on his ancestors hat. It's those movie magic moments that fill you up with a magical sense of awe and excitement. That's why I love going to the movies and want to help create them.