Tintin on the Net

Fun Snowy Commercial

Haddock sees bottles of whisky in the desert. What does Snowy see?

http://www.longliveyourdog.com/tintin/

I think that’s a clever add, and for those of us who still haven’t seen the movie there’s a good bit of new footage.

I’m a bit bummed today that it seems Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 will be hitting McDonald’s in the USA instead of Tintin and nobody I knew in Europe could pick me up the set. Oh well…

On the plus side, my videogame is sitting at a gamestop waiting for me to pick it up. But I can’t get myself to play it. If I wait a few weeks I can see the movie FIRST and then play it. Has anybody played it? Does it contain much as far as spoilers go?

I love this video, Thierry. Thanks!

65 Comments

  1. Trix

    I have the Tintin game for the Wii, I just can’t play it because;
    1. It is a gift for my cousin, and
    2. I don’t actually have a Wii console!
    But maybe I could, if I went one day next week to his house and played it (they are away) but I doubt it…
    That’s a shame. I was really hoping to see Tintin at McDonalds!
    And another thing. I got this Tintin sticker book today (based on the movie). It really makes quite good Tintin movie memorabilia, and the thing I was most impressed with was the stickers! I really liked the majority of them! Now I have to keep an eye out for the movie novels…

  2. Archibald

    Actually, the story in the video game is very different from the one in the movie.

    I also got the game first, and was afraid to play it before I saw the film, but I really shouldn’t have been. There are scenes and characters in the game that aren’t in the movie, and vice versa. The feeling Haddock has toward his ancestor in the game is the opposite of what it is in the movie.

    Trust me, you’ve been more spoiled by trailers and TV spot that you can be by the video game. That being said, you can still choose to not play it yet, so that you’re not watching the movie thinking “Hey, it’s not like that in the game”. That could be bad.

  3. soheil

    Hello, I’ve been following your site for sometimes now & It came to my attention that you are disappointed with the fact that tintin is not coming to McDonalds here in the USA. If you are intrested I, can send you some of the McDonalds tintin collection. I went & saw the movie on openning week. All I need is your name and address. Best regards.

  4. Trix

    That review was just confusing. I just didn’t get it. But it might actually make some sense once I’ve seen the movie.
    Hey, the pictures are great. What I’ve really enjoyed seeing the most in all the images and videos is the detail that has gone into it to make it look almost…real.

  5. adesh

    Purina Dog Chow is running live streaming of the US Premier of the movie tomorrow.
    Go to their facebook page for more information.

    You can access their page via Weta Workshop or Adventures of Tintin official facebook pages.

  6. Trix

    @ Miss Jack Lewis Baillot,
    Actually, the whole of Europe (apart from Britian, I think, but someone will have to confirm that for me) have their steering wheels on the left side, since they all drive on the right side. Steering wheels on the right are for those who drive on the left side, and the Europeans don’t.

  7. Peter (the 2d fan)

    @lalunafelis:

    That blogger seems to want a Tintin movie even worse than the one we have now. Sigh.
    As I’ve said several times now, what fascinated readers like me the most was how much you can interprete in the character. It’s pointless to start a debate about the things Tintin supposedly does or doesn’t. The problem with the movie is that the scriptwriter didn’t understand that and as soon as they gave him (respectively Haddock) some attributes of a stereotypical hollywood hero, but nothing beyond that they disappoint people. That means to ignore the idiosyncratic, fundamental thing about Tintin (and yeah Mike, this is a fact), what made the stories different from so many others.

    I think this article is spot on. I probably posted it before…
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/oct/18/how-could-do-this-tintin

  8. Pierre

    @ Peter (the 2d fan)

    Why read the article when I know the Guardian has a negative obsession with this film. They’ve been posting article after article criticizing the film. Why does this site need to write more than a dozen articles against this film to get there point across, probably because there doing everything they can to make sure this film fails which it hasn’t.

    And anyways do you honestly think the British know Tintin better than the French and Belgians who for the most part loved the film.

    I think this article is spot on.
    http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/feature/why-does-the-guardian-hate-tintin.php

  9. Trix

    @ Pierre,
    Yes, definitely spot on. But seriously, how come the Guardian needs six articles to get the same message across? SIX articles!? That’s just ridiculous!
    @ Tom,
    Thanks for that.

  10. Peter (the 2d fan)

    Pierre et. al.:
    You can read what you want and inform yourself. These articles were written by people who are as much fans of Tintin as you are. You don’t seem to get that.
    Hergé didn’t write Tintin for Belgians/French only. He is nobody’s property. Even critics in India hate this movie. Believe it or not, this movie shows which critics aren’t paid by the industry to promote their films. That statement is so ironic it’s utterly sad, because Spielberg now battens on it. I, for one, am German. You also don’t get that I’m not posting here because I “want this film to fail”. I’m aware of its success. All I’m saying is that it is terrible what Spielberg made, and I bemoan the fact that people like you back him up only for the reason that Spielberg suddenly dug out this treasure he knew he could lure people in the cinema with. Tintin deserved something better – at least something good.

    To quote the related excerpt of the Guardian article:

    “As it is, the film has turned a subtle, intricate and beautiful work of art into the typical bombast of the modern blockbuster, Tintin for morons, and the nicest things one can say about it are that there’s a pleasing cameo of Hergé himself in the opening scene, the cars look lovely, indeed it is as a whole visually sumptuous, and (after 20 minutes or so of more or less acceptable fidelity; and the 3D motion-capturing transference of the original drawings is by far the least of the film’s problems) it usefully places in plain view all the cretinous arrogance of modern mass-market, script-conference-driven film-making, confirming in passing that, as a director, Spielberg is a burned-out sun. A duel between dockyard cranes? Give me a break.”

    I could easily slate the article you linked too but you a) probably wouldn’t read it because it comes from me, the skeptic hater-idiot and b) if you read it you’d just say i’m taking this too seriously/I was too intelligent to enjoy it or something along these lines. Well, guess what, I am taking it seriously because this movie is dumb fantasy shit with a generic Hollywood message. I’ve said this often enough but I’m gonna rephrase it here, once and for all.

    What Tintin is/What Tintin isn’t:

    The albums are, from today’s point of view, a testimony of the time they were written in, and the books are full of political satire, mocking our nazis as much as the soviet/asian communists or the American capitalists, the mafia, the indians, or even the colonized Africans who began to imitate our western way of living. Even the censorship and the corrections Hergé made tell you a lot about the increasing importance of political correctness. I’m not arguing that the Congo album mustn’t be called racist from today’s perspective, but the development Hergé and his works went through says obviously a lot about the time they were written in. I earlier mentioned the Cold War – there are hundreds such phenomenons: In the 50s people in Europe got their first TVs, everyone had his own car – mind you, you all know that Heré was the first to set foot on the moon! There are just so many things happening in the background of the albums, subtle changes in the environment, the dictator’s speeches on TV, newspaper articles, radio news, the cars – none of that appeared in the movie (because it was too risky? My guess is that the scriptwriters just didn’t read the books as much as they pretend to. Otherwise they’re ignorant as hell).

    The albums were also a fascinating work of art. Generations of cartoonists and comic authors, even writers and other artists learned from them and admired Hergé for his seemingly effortless style. Andy Warhol dedicated a portrait to him, similar to the ones he made of Monroe. The proportions of cars and buildings were all extremely accurate but they had slight changes to make them fit in Tintin’s world. Hergé was, so to speak, the first real art director – the objects and persons he portrayed were all part of the same coherent universe. He spent weeks to get a single page finished, without a computer or any high tech. Don’t misunderstand that, I’m not advocating a 2d movie here ( I believe I did that already…). No matter if it were the interiors of the Syldavian Palace or the Ice deserts of Tibet, he made it all recognizable with his only source being black and white photographs most of the time. He didn’t have troops of computer nerds who told him to put an unrealistic action sequence in every frame. It’s just fun to watch Tintin sitting on a bench, standing in a crowd, or reading a newspaper because of the way he drew it. He doesn’t have to do anything apart from being there. In the movie, you constantly need explosions, a hyper jump here, a sword fight there. Good movies do not need this cheap sensationalism, least of all a Tintin movie, the embodied subtlety – and Spielberg, of all people, should know better. Some people have spent years to learn to draw like Hergé but will never reach this subtlety. Take a look at Blake and Mortimer, for example. It looks almost exactly like a Tintin album, but if you compare the stories, you’ll find more similarities to a random Emmerich blockbuster than to Tintin. Provided that you know enough about the time, history and ideologies to get it.

    I haven’t read McCarthy’s book and I’m not even agreeing with everything he said in his article. I do not know if it’s a secret biography of Hergé but I can follow McCarthy because I’ve read a lot about Hergé’s life and it sounds plausible to me that he could have done something like that. I just think the movie didn’t treat the character with the dignity it deserved. Hergé treated Tintin as his son, here he’s just a marionette. I have to be careful to not contradict myself here. I already made the point that it was easy to identify with him because he didn’t have any significant features, apart from this simplicity on the surface. Here, he has significant features, but they make a simpleton out of him and thus reach the exact opposite of what Hergé did, unless you’re a moron who can’t think for himself (hence the “tintin for morons” statement in the article). The most striking example in the film in my opinion was this ridiculous scene in which haddock introduces himself and even has to tell him his first name. Nobody “with an ounce of intelligence” (to use this wonderful phrase!) who read the books ever had to care about Haddocks first name! That’s so unimportant to understand the books. Tintin is multilayered – as a child you don’t just ask yourself “what does the author want to tell us with this”, your question is “how can i become like Tintin/Haddock” and the answer is certainly not this “be true to yourself” bullshit. The stories of Tintin books are more than simply “good vs evil, good always wins” bullshit.

  11. Pierre

    @ Peter (the troll)

    Do you really need to write an essay on this? You’re just like on of them (the Guardian). They need to write at least 6 articles on the film and you need to write at least 6 paragraphs of your rant on the history of Tintin to me without even reading the link I sent which is a brilliant article by Ali Gray on the Guardian’s over-dramatic hate on this film. I’ve even read that a sports writer wrote on of the 6 articles…. really c’mon!!!

  12. Pierre

    @ Peter (the 2nd fan)

    ‘Coming out of the new Tintin film directed by Steven Spielberg, I found myself, for a few seconds, too stunned and sickened to speak; for I had been obliged to watch two hours of literally senseless violence being perpetrated on something I love dearly. In fact, the sense of violation was so strong that it felt as though I had witnessed a rape.’

    That was the Guardian’s Nicholas Lezard, a lifelong Tintin fan and a lifelong idiot.

  13. Trix

    This is starting to get a bit…repetitive. And annoying. So maybe you should stop.
    When I say repetitive, you’re just arguing about the same thing every time! I think we got it the first time or the second time. Don’t do a repeat of the Guardian and repeat it 6 times. They must have gold fish brains, since they must not remember doing the article the first 5 times. this movie has turned into one big conspiracy. I have never seen or heard of a movie that has been so debated about.
    The motion capture; it is one of the topics that keeps on coming up again and again. People are using it to make the movie sound even worse than it probably is. It was a big risk using it, but it was definitley a risk worth taking. I think it looks quite good. When I say risk, I mean it could have gone either way. The Polar Express; a FAIL. Avatar; HUGE success. Tintin; who knows?

  14. Tintinrulz

    Peter, I haven’t seen the movie yet and I’m sure it’s much more action-packed than the books, but I don’t think you can berate the lack of depth, political themes etc in this adventure. Don’t forget, this movie was based on three Tintin books that are mystery/fantasy, pure adventure stories, not political thrillers like The Broken Ear or The Calculus Affair. I think there’s something to be said for slowing down and enjoying the scenery (not having to have constant action) but I also think some critics have gone into the movie wanting to hate it (not saying that of you). There’s a huge difference between saying something is true to the spirit of the characters and the adventures, while being too action-packed (mostly what I’ve heard) and some critics equating the movie to raping their childhood! How can people’s opinions vary so much?

  15. Adesh

    Frankly this Peter the 2nddegree fan is starting to get annoying and on lot of people,s nerves. I havent seen the movie yet and I was waiting to make the judgement after viewing but looks like in every forum, he is using every single opportunity to just berate the film. Just because he didn’t like the film (and he has every right to not like it) doesnt mean he should openly discus and ruin the movie for those who haven’t seen it by discussing so much of what was wrong in it. and he just goes on and on. We get it but let everyone see it first and don’t just put negative thoughts in their minds. I was totally with mike when he said in last forum that let’s not spoil the fun for those that haven’t seen it yet. It almost feels like after reading all his gibberish, that I have to blank out so much from my kind before watching now. I know I am going to have fun because after tintin for me was neve about political context but mystery and adventure and good old fashioned fun like Indy jones. The very fact he is so strong headed in being 2d fan shows that he is someone who is very less willing to open his mind for a change .I am really tired of his rants.

  16. Trix

    Peter, I don’t mind if there is a critic who didn’t like the movie much, but I DO mind when there is a critic who didn’t like the movie much and has to keep saying so. I think we got it the first time you said you didn’t like the movie. I don’t actually think you have to keep ranting and raving on about it. You don’t like the movie, fine. You agree with what the Guardian says, fine. I am only skimming through your (way, way, WAY too large) comments, and I am sure several others are as well, but if you keep going, I think that I and perhaps several others will start ignoring you. No offence, but I don’t come to this site to read 500 words about how terrible the movie is, I come to this site to keep in the know about the movie and other Tintin related stuff.

  17. Peter (the 2d fan)

    Pierre and Trix. This is getting redundant because you don’t understand my points and don’t take the time to read.
    I did not criticize motion capture or the movie being 3d. Or even the fact that it’s adventure movie. And yeah, I do need to write an essay on this because there’s hope that you read and understand it. I also didn’t repeat any of the Guardian articles more than 2 times, most of my points were my own ones. I’m simply asking you to think for yourself, just like the Tintin albums did. 🙂
    I also completely agree with Lezard that this movie was rape (and you should read how he continued). He did say that to honor a great work, not just to make it sound funny.

  18. lalunafelis

    Peter, I’m a 2D fan too (I work in traditional 2D animation), but what you’re doing is just trolling. I get it, you don’t like the movie. And the people here don’t share the short-sighted sentiments of The Guardian’s writers. Now please, move on?

  19. Mike Dutton

    @Lalunafelis

    I agree, but rising to this guy is probably nor worth it; he knows what he’s doing, and calling him out on it isn’t really worth it.

  20. Peter (the 2d fan)

    alright, let me put it in another way. and no worries, this is my last post on this subject. That said I want you to read it. and the whole thing, because that’s exactly the problem. If you don’t read and get it I’ll have to repeat it over and over again.
    ——————————
    Pierre, I already predicted that you’d label me. calling me troll simply shows you do not understand the concern I have. The problem of the movie is that it may deform the essence of the albums and what your children think they are if they watched the movie. I’m by no means a Tintin purist like McCarthy to say that. I have put effort in my posts to justify my view. It’s certainly no fun for me to write this and I want you to understand my motives (see following text), because it’s more than plain dislike. I want you to learn, and you should be able to use your brain. I have read the link you sent and I even addressed some of it. The worst most idiotic thing is that he accuses sophisticated people of using bon mots. You know, I’m German and the Guardian articles were all very easy to read. I didn’t find there were any bon mots. I’d rather argue that the authors used a couple of latinisms because they needed to distinguish different qualities that sound similar on the first glance. I also think that the Lazarus story is part of our common knowledge. Maybe an average American doesn’t understand that, either. He also wastes a complete paragraph just for that little comprehension problem he had, and another to point out how not a single bed appears in the movie. HELLO! It was nothing more than an example for the multilayered quality of the books. Almost every aspect pointed out in the text is, like the movie, exploiting a rather unimportant detail. The general view, the clear statement and the arguments of the Guardian article aren’t even attacked.
    Also, note that the interesting thing about the 6 Guardian articles is that some of them come from Tintinologists who used to disagree the whole time.

    Trix, I don’t like to offend you so don’t misunderstand that please – it’s just such a why this is fight against windmills.
    I for one knew that only England had its steering wheels on the right side and the cars drive on the left side of the street at least when I was 11, because I asked people and got curious. That said it’s not bad that you ask it now but this is the kind of question whose answer belongs to common knowledge here, at least for the educated people (not just the elite). And now that we have internet you could have looked it up elsewhere and found it out yourself before you finished typing it here. I don’t exactly know if the term “enlightenment” is similar but we Germans call the Age of Enlightenment Zeitalter der Aufklärung. The word Aufkärung has three qualities: examining, clarifying and resolving. It means to broaden one’s horizon, to inform oneself and to question things. Hergé didn’t want to enlighten anyone in the sense of the English word, he had no intention to propagate a certain political ideology for example – he mocked them all alike. He also had no intention to give you more self confidence solely by telling you to ‘believe in yourself’ etc. No, Hergé wanted us to think for ourselves – and sadly it’s so obvious that the very same people who like this movie (that absolutely contradicts this message with its mass of unimportant, empty ‘detailing’ that seem like they are actually MEANT to hide this very aspect of the albums) the most make the statements that seem the most ignorant and uninformed to me. I don’t know if you have studied medicine and I’m not saying you’re stupid or not intelligent, I’m not saying that you don’t have the potential to become a mature, informed person (and I certainly wouldn’t blame you for that, either) but I miss the ambition to become one – something that was so crucially important to the generations of people who dreamed of becoming like Tintin. This movie’s reception just shows a big cultural difference, like the movie itself. For the rest see previous post.

  21. Peter (the 2d fan)

    Also, it’s impolite as hell to reply to something you didn’t read. The troll comment could pretty much apply for all of you.

  22. Peter (the 2d fan)

    4th comment. Ugh, this is really the last one on the subject. It’s just impossible to explain this in a few sentences.

    And finally, Adesh. I criticized the movie’s plot and screenplay (without spoilers of things you haven’t seen in a trailer, that’s what Mike did), not the fact that it’s 3d. It’s not a Indiana Jones movie, it’s more like brain-amputated Indiana Jones in Teletubbyland. You wrote a completely useless, imprudent post. Congratz.

    Go watch the movie and then let me know where exactly I was wrong.

    lalunafelis, why are the Guardian’s writer’s views any more short sighted than your own ones? (I’d say they certainly aren’t. Have you never learned to back something up you say? Arguments, please).

    Tintinrulez: I can understand that, and I agree. The guardian articles all had in common that they praised the great atmosphere, and Hergé’s little cameo, or the recreation of the 1920s/30s Brussels (one guy said Paris, haha) and its cars. They are angry (like me, by the way) that Spielberg got the chance to make a groundbreaking movie with a new technology and an outstanding plot, and now we have a spectacle that looks well on the surface but betrays the audience that never came in contact with Hergé’s work.

    That’s like, you know, making a movie about Cesar only to show as much sex and battle scenes as possible to make him look like a hero, not the inner conflict Brutus had or the decay of Rome’s democratic structures that made it relatively easy for him to raise to power, the conspiracies and intrigues Cesar took part in, or how the Senate murdered him in the name of the Roman people, while they were all blinded by Cesar’s glory and promises (we also don’t know a lot for sure about Cesar except from the people that surrounded him so It’s even more difficult to be accurate). Cesar wasn’t Zeus or Superman and if he would suddenly start to fly or throw lightning bolts you would be speechless too. And the reply I got for pointing this difference out was that otherwise nobody would go watch the movie! No, people would still watch the movie, but there’d actually be a chance that they know more afterwards!

    Bottom line is there were like two such unrealistic bits in the Tintin albums, but they didn’t happen the whole time like they do in the movie (one of the articles I liked elsewhere even pointed them both out but I now forgot which one.)

  23. Tintin fan

    Spielberg confirms Peter Jackson as director of Tintin sequel

    “The Thompson Twins have a much bigger role in the next Tintin movie that Peter Jackson is going to direct. It’s being written right now and he’s directing it after he does The Hobbit and I’ll produce it with him as he’s produced this with me.”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hollywood/news-interviews/Spielberg-confirms-Peter-Jackson-as-director-of-Tintin-sequel/articleshow/11081618.cms

  24. Peter (the 2d fan)

    cool, I have a fan.

    I’m afraid posts like the above one, obviously not written by me, only further prove my opinion right that while I try to explain in a rational way why I did not like this movie, the fanboys here are so blinded by the sheer fact that it’s Spielberg/Jackson or exploiting Tintin’s and Hergé’s name, get extremely defensive and feel hurt personally as soon as someone points out the obvious in a far less emotional way than it would deserve (which is calling it “rape”). Spielberg made a movie so dumb that only a dumb audience enjoys it, and I hate to see that there is in fact a dumb crowd that willingly (not knowingly I assume) accept it – perhaps, I think, because they never experienced that a movie can be better than that. That is really all I can say for your defense. I’m not a silly hater. I really tried to like this movie.

  25. Lilla My

    @ Peter
    Oh can you just shut it sometime!? All I can see is that we say “we like the movie” and you come along “but it is baaad!! And it is bad because blah blah” and on you go. Now you are even calling us all stupid. Fine, then we are stupid. If you really hate it/us so much, you are free to leave the blog and don’t comment again. Because no one here will change opinion just because you have such hate to the movie! I’ve seen it three times, I love it. My friends love it, my mother loves it (and she is a Tintin-fan from the 60’s and on), and I will continue to love it. There, now I’ve said what I wanted. From now on, I will ignore everything you say if it only contains you bitching about how we “don’t get it” and what is wrong with the movie, because now it’s getting VERY annoying.

  26. Tintinrulz

    Stop the fighting, neither of you are helping matters.

    I would like to discuss Tintin fan’s post. Here it is again for those who missed it.

    “The Thompson Twins have a much bigger role in the next Tintin movie that Peter Jackson is going to direct. It’s being written right now and he’s directing it after he does The Hobbit and I’ll produce it with him as he’s produced this with me.”

    I wonder what albums they’re looking at adapting. I can’t think of any where the Thom(p)sons have a large role to play. Any ideas?

  27. Caleb

    @ Tintinrulz

    I guess you’ll have to look at the adventures in which they appear more frequently or play an important part. Besides Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon I’m thinking King Ottokar’s Sceptre and Land of Black Gold.

  28. Peter (the 2d fan)

    Yeah, the ones that aren’t controversial but the most sensational. Or theyll say that none of the albums completely fulfilled these criteria so they have again a wild mishmash. Totalitarian states won’t be a topic so we can already exclude half of the albums. Tintin in America would cause outrage, Tintin in Congo as well. He also won’t use any of the albums without Haddock.

    The audience Spielberg and Jackson aim at like an adventure story (that doesn’t deserve the title imo, but nevermind). So we can also rule out King Ottokar’s Sceptre and The Castafiore Emerald.

    If Jackson wants to do an alien movie, he could probably find a way to merge some parts of the Shooting Star with Flight 714 – but no, people want an adventure movie, so I’ll rule out those as well. The Moon albums would be ideal if there wasn’t such a brutal showdown in whose course two persons die, one of them in a terrible way that may offend 6 year old children ‘without an ounce of intelligence’ (i so love that phrase!).

    Tintin in Tibet offers room for some beautiful landscape scenes, and you could perhaps put it together with the Blue Lotus, but then again Spielberg wouldn’t dare to make an advertise campaign for a communist country. He’d probably have to dumb down the original plot to make a “capitalism always beats communism” story. Well since the US depends even more on China now that’s unrealistic as well, especially since Tintin is successful there as well (at least the albums are, I don’t know about the movie).

    If he uses The Broken Ear/The Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners Of The Sun/any album that includes stereotypes like Colonel Alcazar or Sponsz he can let Tintin hunt through the jungle and the enemies are all part of a South American cult. Might work, but maybe there’s a representant of some peruvian inca tribe in Hollywood that could feel discriminated against. except if he turns the incas in a satanic sect.

    No, my bet is that he again won’t take any risk to sell his movie. I say he’ll use the least controversial albums that , The Land of the Black Gold and The Red Sea Sharks, maybe in combination with The Pharao’s Cigars because all 3 take place in the same area, the first two introduce Clap and they offer lots of room for ra…err… spectacular action scenes, car chases, explosions, fights, gags and anachronistic slapstick, bombastic music, landscape shots in panorama and drug nightmares without offending anyone.

  29. Tintinrulz

    Wow. Peter. Your post was interesting until I realised you’re just venting again. Just stop it okay. You don’t like the movie, we get it. Move on and people stop baiting each other.

    Juding by reports, the third movie is likely to be The Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners of the Sun as Peter Jackson has mentioned that’s his favourite adventure and Anthony Horowitz has already written the script (or at least has made a good start on it). The second movie will likely consist of Red Rackham’s Treasure and something else. I’m thinking Destination Moon/Explorers on the Moon but I don’t know that it would segue from Rackham to the Moon. Peter Jackson has also expressed interest in doing one of the movies based on the Balkan adventures, so possibly King Ottokar’s Sceptre or The Calculus Affair are up for grabs. I really don’t know what to think.

  30. Trix

    I am just going to start ignoring Peter and talk with all these other people from now on.
    I really want to know what the next Tintin movie will be about even though I haven’t seen the first! There are so many options they could do, that it is hard to predict or pick one definite book they will use in the next production.
    And just to finish off, I got this really cool Tintin postcard today! My cousins sent it from Melbourne, Australia (what it was doing in Melbourne, I dunno) but it is very cool and the front picture is the cover of the book “The Secret of the Unicorn”. Cool, huh?

  31. Peter (the 2d fan)

    You know Trix, your ignorance is exactly what I was talking about in my previous comments.

    By ignoring me you only prove me right. You and Tintinrulez still don’t get that. Not liking the movie is one thing, but taking every criticism personally another. You tell me the whole time that “it’s just a random movie, chill” while YOU are the ones who say I’m a troll for my criticism, YOU are the ones who can’t take a single hit. This is ridiculous. Still I haven’t ignored you and I have tried my best to reply to every bit, explain my opinions in a clear way everyone could understand (and if not, I’d be willing to clarify it when I have time).
    And guess what, that’s an extremely good example of the ignorance Hergé made fun of. Seems like we’ve come full circle.

    And secondly, I watched it and I have every right to say I didn’t like it. How can you defend a movie you haven’t even watched yet? Imagine what you’d say if I would have written these comments before watching the film.

  32. Tintinrulz

    Peter, I don’t remember calling anyone a troll. Also, I come to this website to discuss Tintin, not to see two people at each others throats over the movie. That’s the issue here. I haven’t ignored your posts, I’ve read them and I’m not taking the criticism personally, I thought my views were fairly balanced.

  33. Peter (the 2d fan)

    “…just venting again. Just stop it okay. You don’t like the movie, we get it. Move on and people stop baiting each other.”

    And yet, you’ve also said the my post sounded plausible before you found out my intention. I made clear I don’t want to offend anyone of you (and I apologize if anything even seemed like that), but when I say that you don’t understand me, I don’t say that because I think that you were stupid, but because I want to know why you don’t – and the answer I get is “you just want to make this movie look bad because you hate it”. I’m not at anyone’s throat here except Spielberg’s and I (for the 2nd time now) don’t ‘accuse’ you/go at anyone’s throat because you like the film. That IS taking criticism personally.

  34. Trix

    Peter, I am sorry cos we are starting to sound like we are teaming up against you. You’re right, in a sense that I don’t understand you because I haven’t seen the movie, all I think is that “I’m going to like this” and I guess I don’t want people who say they don’t like the movie in the way of what I think. I apologise for my comments that don’t actually prove anything, but just say to shut it. I want this to be my last comment about what I think about the movie against what you think Peter, until I have seen the movie.

    Miss Jack, I like the blog! Do keep us informed on this site. I find what you think quite interesting.

    I’m really hoping they’ll sell some Tintin movie T-shirts here. I would really like one, just as memorabilia.

  35. Trix

    Wow, this must be my week for seeing all sorts of Tintin stuff! At the book shop today, there was this book about the art from the movie, written by Chris Guise. It was very interesting. It showed all sorts of pictures from the movie and books, and several other images that Weta must have used in the making process.

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