Tintin: On camera, canvas and clothing
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It was a fun, fast paced, rollicking adventure, and thankfully it stayed true to the source material. It was full of excitement, though I preferred the early scenes when there was a little more danger and suspense. It’s undoubtedly the best use of motion capture to date, through it’s still 100% perfect. I liked that elements of the actors were visible in the character models and their mannerisms.
- Opening credits were amazing, reminding me of Casino Royale and Catch Me If You Can.
- Casting was excellent and all were well suited to their roles.
- Snowy was adorable.
- Herge cameo <3
- Fanservice, such as the newspaper articles framed on Tintin’s walls, were appreciated. (Apparently there's a Asterix comic book in the film somewhere, but I didn't spot it.)
- Mo-cap and animation-style inconsistencies; such as the difference between the characters in terms of realism/caricature balance (e.g. the realism of the hands compared to faces, or Snowy compared the rottweiler)
- Bianca Castafiore’s model looked weird. She had double chin, but wasn’t big enough in the body…
- Haddock was a little too campy in his mannerisms at times.
- Fancy transitions, while sleek and pretty, were a tad overused. Every time there was a reflection or a glass distortion, I knew it was going to transition to a new space.
- Tintin’s socks weren’t white…
And my fan-fanfare continues with the detail pics of the Tintin canvas shoes that I painted in a day:
As well as some loot that I got for Christmas:
And not that anyone cares, but I also found some BBC radio dramatisations of the comics that I didn't even know existed, and they're actually quite good considering a very visual story-telling medium has been converted to an aural medium. There are also a few recognisable actors lending their talents too.
So this has been a real random ramble, but the title should have forewarned you... I'm glad that the movie was good, and I'm keen for the sequel, even though I'm officially on my high horse saying that I liked Tintin before the 2011 film. Now I'll just leave you with Haddock on a horse.