Ok... i have mixed feelings. Something i didnt expect.
UGH, dubbing in this movie is wrong. being accustomed to the cartoon voices... i think i'll watch this one in english. AND THEY USED DANIEL CRAIG'S DUBBER FOR ALAN AND NOT SACCHARINE!!!!!!!!!!!! Saccharine has Ray winstone voice... :/
Williams should be banned from having years without scores. I feel dirty to say this, and i dont know what happened to me, but i think that after 4 years of listening to lesser scores and films with toned down scores...has changed my perception or maybe my 'good taste' is rusty from misuse. I think this movie is overscored (or overscored with tracking)...are there scenes without music? (excepting the logos... what the heck were they thinking? there are too many logos to do that...) I evne founf it too loud and obtrusive in some scenes.. as if scoring some action that isnt there.... And somehow the mickey mousing when tintin was going to get chopped in the plane's blade sounded wrong. There is a lot of humor with haddock but still... something tense like escape from venice would have been better IMO.*
But the new themes are good.
Oh and as i predicted, the haddock/haddoque sequences are not as cool as that youtube video that used the comic stills with the trailer music. it matched perfectly, in the film the concept is the same but is executed differently...it dissapointed me a little.
The opening scene... i was expecting traditional animation of herge's drawings (like the cartoon), not a pseudo 3d silouettes casino royale (2006) opening. But the concept pf putting several elements of the tintin books is clever.
Snowy.. sorry just wrong. 100% uncanny valley. My brain cannot accept those forelimbs as 'natural'.
Same for the 'falcon'. This one is completely wrong. There is a scene where it looks as big as a golden eage (even has the presence and stance as if they had mo-capped one) when in reality is is a bird only 30 cm long. Impossible to lift a dog or pull tintin's arms... Some shots almost look right (when saccharine calls it to this fist in the car) but there is not a single 'perfect' shot.
I was expecting oliveira to appear in baggar...
Main character's nailed
The mix of the comics is really good and the additions really add to the story. I can see this being a problem with some european purists though :/ but i hope people can see beyond that.
The daylight ocean scenes are perfect water wise.
The people in baggar's palace look like real people with make up. Stunning (ie. bianca castafiore and the sultan)
I loved invented 'hergesque' new scenes and humor, they nailed it. in fact the most times i smiled was when there were bumps and falls like in the comics. Also there are many references to comics or scenes in the whole film.
I've enjoyed the film in its entirety (it starts a little slow) there are no cringing dialogues, or scenes that dont add anything, like the ones you can spot in the prequels or indy IV. But IMO there is not a scene in the film than matches Jungle chase both in execution and in music. I felt joy while watching the jungle chase and i still do, but i did not felt it in this movie.
There is only one line of dialogue i didnt like, when haddock says that one of the sailors was a zoophilic sheepherder. I dont think that line would have been in the comics at all. Its like 'sex' in star wars...
DOLBY 3D, WOW. the other types are crap.
Question: is tintin red-haired?? they say so...but i always thought he was blond
*I need to watch the film more times. I really want to think the opposite. Listening to the score right now and i like it..
Forgive me father because i have sinned. Not saying that the 'lesser' scores are better just that the new trend of 'unscored' movies may have accustomed me to a different way of scoring, (one that i really dont like, i prefer williams bombastic scores for action films)...
In other words...i think the "nolan's and zimmer's" and "abraham's and giacchino's" have raped my childhood..
EDIT: the score is running...i really like it. I think that what happened is that i tried to listen (isolate) the score, overcome the awful dubbing and anaylising all the CGI. Not good to do that...
Oh ,and i had mixed feelings after watching and listening to the phantom menacen and i ended liking it very much and thinking the score is a masterpiece. Too much hype leads to diassapointment. i think the same happened here.