|Posted by NewPhoenixFilms on May 24, 2012 at 1:05 AM|
Wow, I am a slowpoke.
FUCK YEAH! TINTIN! Steven, I forgive you for Indy 4 (even though I liked it). TinTin was AWESOME!
Ok, like I read that Steven Spielberg was doing this along with Peter Jackson(may it be the start of a beautiful new friendship) and I was psyched. The trailer showed some funny moments and animation to die for. Needless to say, the crowd sounded unenthusiastic(wow, you guys need to get the stick out your asses. Indy 4 was two or three years ago).
Ignoring the crowd, I downloaded a cheap copy, and yes it's a bootleg from some theater. I am in pain from containing the amount of excitement that could've awoken my parents from their after work slumber.
Summary: TinTin is a reporter and detective, a la Hardy Boys combined, who buys a ship of a fabled 17 century pirate. Only two, three if you include TinTin, buyers try to purchase it, much to their dismay as TinTin has bought it. This leads to events that start what I consider classic Indiana Jones adventure. We got bad guys, traveling, guns, explosions, a mystery from history and a character with a fabulous name. Steven, you brilliant sonofabitch. You did it again.
I am aware that this is an original comic strip from the 1930's-1940's based on three classic pulp novels. I am also aware, based on an IMDB user that TinTin didn't have much character development in the comics. If so, then Steven, I say again, You brilliant sonofabitch.
The animation is great, almost making me question if it was animated or not. The time period is ever so fresh compared to our recent blockbusters and their stupid ass attempts to inject pop culture into them(Looking at you, Michael Bay) and once again, we have an adventure movie like Indiana Jones.
I'm glad they decided to use animation as opposed to the standard realism opposite of Indy 4. Some scenes, like the chase in Bagghar, would've been as equally silly done as Indy 4 was. All the CGI and realism clashing in the action would've looked like it was trying to one up every action scene done to this day. However, this is animated and animation is more free reigned than other films. It never bothered me once, not even at the climax.
When the DVD comes out, I'd buy it for you, for your ladies, for your kids, for your grandkids and so on. TinTin works well for all ages and rightfully so.
You brilliant sonofabitch. You did it again. May Bill Murray Bless you!