Trailers and TV spots are coming out almost daily! In fact, they ARE coming out daily! I can hardly keep up with them. Oh, it feels so great to see these guys after years of waiting for this!
And the best thing is, this trailer’s in English.
The trailer is essentially a translation of the Spanish trailer that came out a few days ago, but with a bit more footage only seen in this trailer so far. We finally get to see Sir Francis Haddock!
Apparently I’ve taken too many screenshots lately because my computer is literally telling me I don’t have permission to store any more…I’ll fix that soon. Anyway, some new French TV spots have come out I’ll post about soon as well. Once the advertisements die down, I’ll make a collection of the best select screenshots.
The trailer gives a bit more information on the treasure they will be looking for: people have been searching for hundreds of years for this, and it could change history. We are definitely not talking about a dinky box of jewels. This could even be something supernatural, (one of the trakcs in the soundtrack is called ”Red Rackham’s curse”). I expect many purists won’t like this much. I think most of us like to think of the Tintin adventures as adventures that really COULD have happened (indeed, for some of us, it’s almost as if they DID happen with us) and for that reason flight 714 threw me off a bit when I first read it. And it makes the film feel even more like an Indiana Jones film. I am not really against it, but a lot of it depends on what the treasure is. I’m all for adding more power and value to the treasure…but if it comes to making Sakharine want try to ”rule the world”, we might be pushing the limits just a bit. In any case, even in the book, the story was never about the treasure itself, but more about the adventure of getting it. That’s what we really want to see.
By the way, I think since we see the ship sink and there are,after all, coordinates on the clues, it’s very possible that there might be, however brief, an actual voyage to find the lost ship. When Tintin says ”If we don’t find that ship before Sakharine, it’s all over!” he’s PROBABLY referring to a model, but he could be talking about the real thing…
Or maybe they’ll realize where the treasure is before they set out. We’ll see…
EXCELLENT find, lalunafelis!