Saturday, November 05, 2011
Tintin the Movie! <3
Ever since the news broke last year that they were creating a Tintin movie, I've hardly been able to wait to see it. On one hand it's a very exciting prospect to see one of my all time favourite books as motion picture, on the other hand there's always the worry that the movie will not do the books justice. It happens very often that the motion picture adaptation of awesome literature ends up being a pretty weak representation of the work they were based upon. So when the movie finally showed up in movie theatres, [and to my sheer delight, about a month earlier in Europe than in North America! =D] I turned my schedule upside down to find the time to go and see it, and last night I finally did. =)
Well, let me just say that this is easily one of the the very best conversions of a book to motion picture that I've EVER seen! Between Steven Spielber's directing, Steven Moffat's screen writing and some of the best actors in the British cinema, this movie is a real work of magic. And then there's of course the visuals... oh... wow! I can't believe how they've managed to bring the characters to life, exactly as I had always imagined them in my mind while reading the books. Everything is completely perfect, from Captain Haddock's nose to Bianca Castafiore's voice.
So, if you're a fan of Tintin, make sure not to miss this movie, and if by some small chance you've never read the Tintin books, still make sure not to miss this movie. Now I can't wait for the next one... I'm pretty sure there is going to be a next one! ;)