Just today I told somebody how I was torn…when the soundtrack comes out, will I listen to it before I see the movie or wait until I see it with the film? I didn’t want to know what was coming ahead of time too well or hear things out of context, but on the other hand I was dying to hear SOMETHING from the soundtrack! This provided a great balance between the two. Even if you are weary of spoilers, I recommend you check out this site with very short previews or each track. Check it out here
If you are worried about even reading the track list, I´ll give you a spoiler free summary of the soundtrack: if you are familiar with John Williams and his music you will instantly recognize his style here. All of his stuff has a certain sound to it uniquely Williams. At times listening to the previews it really sounded like Indiana Jones. At other times it sounded a little more fun than that. My friend, familiar with the extremely repetitive and (at least in our opinion) kind of annoying music from the TV series, said ”up until now, Tintin has never had epic music”. This music truly does match Tintin. The music in the trailers, while pretty cool, doesn’t do justice to the style of the movie. I think only with John Williams score can we really get the feel of the movie and complete the illusion that we are going back in time to Hergé’s day.
Excellent, long awaited find, Kalli!