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Samuel S

The first line of this post is what I said right after the movie. It was a good movie but I figured it would have made me happier than it did.


Just got back from seeing this. Loved it despite initial reservations (being a fan of the books as a kid) but I was thinking exactly the same thing about Capt. Haddock, they made him too much a pathetic sad sack which made me think there was some rather puritanical modern moralizing about the evils of booze going on. Look what it does to you, kids!

And he was too small, no way is Captain haddock the same height as Tintin.


Meh. I'm more of an Asterix guy, myself.

Doug K

I grew up on Tintin and Asterix, bought new copies for my boys since I'd worn out my childhood editions..

The movie was good but had as you say, too much action; by the last 20 minutes I was exhausted trying to keep up. Although the mise-en-scène seemed excellent there wasn't any time to look at it as the whizzes and bangs went off. A large part of the joy of the books is the detailed and vivid scenery, which became a flat stage set in the movie. More Peter Jackson and less Spielberg is needed, methinks.
Still I enjoyed it and hope for a sequel.


Wonderful documentary about Herge. Gave a new meaning to tintin in Tibet.

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