‘Adventures of Tintin’ UK Trailer: A Fun Spielberg-Style Adventure

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Yet another international trailer for director Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin – which will open around Europe in three weeks’ time – has been released. This time, however, it’s not dubbed over in a non-English language.

Spielberg’s film continues to look like a loyal adaptation of the colorful serial adventure comic book series created by the late Belgian writer/artist Georges Remi (a.k.a. Hergé). Once again, though, the question ought to be asked: Was the decision to bring Adventures of Tintin to life via performance-capture animation a good one?

The answer for now seems to be… yes, actually. While the Tintin characters do still fall in that “uncanny valley” area upon close inspection, they are nonetheless much more expressive and less off-putting than previous human mo-cap creations (ex. The Polar Express). Spielberg’s production looks to really take advantage of how its (literally) animated cast can perform deft-defying physical maneuvers – or slapstick comedy – in an appropriately cartoony fashion. Plus, the mo-cap technology and 3D environment look to allow for some ingenious bits of cinematography, especially during the film’s action sequences.

See what we mean by watching the UK Adventures of Tintin trailer (via MSN) below:

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For those just tuning in, here is the film’s official synopsis:

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”) & Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) & Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”). Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Tintin also stars the likes of mo-cap champion Andy Serkis as the bearded Captain Haddock – along with a supporting cast that includes Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Sebastian Roché (Fringe, Supernatural), Mackenzie Crook (the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), among others.

So, all in all, Spielberg and his producer – Peter Jackson – have put together a highly talented acting and production crew to help bring Hergé’s beloved hand-drawn world to 3D life.

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Another encouraging sign is that the Adventures of Tintin footage has featured many a throwback to old-fashioned adventure genre tropes – between its fantastical globe-trotting plot, clever chase sequence involving all manner of transportation (planes, ships, motorcycles, etc.), and entertainingly diabolical villains. In other words – Tintin looks to be the sort of fun Spielberg-style period adventure that the director’s last production (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) failed to be.

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The Adventures of Tintin hits UK theaters on October 26th, 2011. It will reach 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on December 21st, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. Sandy, don’t take this the wrong way but I just find it incredibly annoying/useless when you link actors to movies that haven’t even come out yet. (and I think I have seen this all over the place so its not just you) Isn’t the point of putting a movie they were in, in parenthesis so I can recall who that actor was and maybe put a face to the name? For example Nick Frost(snow white and the huntsman)if i didn’t know who Nick Frost was that would do nothing for me. Isn’t that movie still shooting? I actually don’t know who Toby Jones is and (The Hunger Games) does nothing to jog my memory since nobody has seen the movie because it comes out in 2012. If you put Nick Frost (Paul, Pirate Radio, Shaun of the Dead) that would make sense. So just a heads up, not trying to be rude, movie references to movies that have not come out yet do nothing for me.

    • Part of the reason any of the SR writing crew (myself included) link actors or actresses to not-yet-released movies is because we’ve written related articles that talk about them in greater detail – or, in some cases, we link to clips/trailers where you can actually see them in action. Case in point: If you follow the Snow White and the Huntsman link, you can find a story that talks more about Nick Frost and his previous movies. The same goes for the Hunger Games link and Toby Jones.

      When there’s nothing like that on the site, though, then I usually just reference movies and/or TV shows the actor/actress has already been in.

      • Ahh Gotcha, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

        • No problem – it’s definitely not my intention to annoy people. ;-)

  2. Kind of a bummer that Prof Caulculus isn’t in this.

  3. I wasn’t going to see this movie because I thought the character designs were annoying and I know nothing about Tin Tin…But this trailer just sold me on the film. Noticed a lot of Goonies/Indiana Jones elements so it should be super fun. Are the trailers in 3D in the theater?-cos I haven’t read anything regarding the 3D.

  4. A shame that many people on this site are unfamiliar with one of the greatest comic characters ever created! The response shows. It also gives a clear idea of the general age group and country of residence of most SR users as well.:)

    Having said that, I must say that this movie looks very interesting even though it departs from the original comic book by far-which was more sleuthlike and cerebral (one of the very few IMO boring Tintin comics being devoid of globe-trotting and cinematographic action scenes) as it was a prequel to the more pulsating Red Rackham’s Treasure. Spielberg most probably incorporated both comic book stories in the movie.

    I do hope it does well. I’d surely like Spielberg to bring (once again IMO)more interesting Tintin stories to the big screen like ‘Prisoners of the Sun’, ‘Cigars of the Pharaoh’, ‘Ottokar’s Sceptre’ and ‘Calculus Affair’.

    Tintin met Prof calculus in Red Rackham’s Treasure if my memory serves me right. If he’s not in the movie then it’s a darn shame. I find it amusing when Tintin is alluded to Indiana Jones: the latter being inspired by the young Belgian reporter.

    In fact one interesting trivia about Tintin is that the comic ‘Explorers of the Moon’ pre-dated Neil Armstrong’s trip by almost 20 years and Herge’s details of Prof Calculus’ rocket and its principles of propulsion were so visionary and fairly accurate to the later lunar mission.

    Tintin was more than a comic. It was an inspired piece of genius.