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The Adventures of Tintin / Les Aventures de Tintin : Le Secret de la Licorne (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital]

Jamie Bell , Andy Serkis , Steven Spielberg    Blu-ray
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The Adventures of Tintin follows the exciting exploits of a young reporter, his dog, a sea captain with a drinking problem, and a couple of bumbling Interpol detectives as they travel from Europe to the Sahara and Morocco in pursuit of a pickpocket, model-ship collectors, and long-lost treasure. Steven Spielberg's and Peter Jackson's long-awaited full-length film, based on the original "Tintin" comics by Hergé, combines the stories "The Secret of the Unicorn," "Red Rackham's Treasure," and "The Crab with the Golden Claws" into a generally fast-paced adventure that feels just a tad too long. The individual stories and the characters Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Thompson and Thomson are all quite faithfully represented. The motion-capture animation is similar to that of Polar Express and is both fascinating and a bit odd at times. As in the comics themselves, the characters are highly stylized and instantly recognizable, but Tintin's facial expression is eerily stoic and there's a hint of strangeness that's hard to put a finger on. Snowy is delightfully funny to watch, though he is a bit fluffier than in the original comics, and the real animation standouts are the secondary characters like Thompson and Thomson and Captain Haddock, who somehow seem absolutely perfect. Devoted fans will revel in the abundance of small details that reference the comics and suggest a true love for "Tintin" on the filmmakers' parts, but even viewers who don't know a thing about the comics will thoroughly enjoy this exciting adventure. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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From Academy Award® -winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune -- but also an ancient curse -- Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling "fun for the whole family."* *ABC-TV (Chicago)

Parce qu’il achète la maquette d’un bateau appelé la Licorne, Tintin, un jeune reporter, se retrouve entraîné dans une fantastique aventure à la recherche d’un fabuleux secret. En enquêtant sur une énigme vieille de plusieurs siècles, il contrarie les plans d’Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, un homme diabolique convaincu que Tintin a volé un trésor en rapport avec un pirate nommé Rackham le Rouge. Avec l’aide de Milou, son fidèle petit chien blanc, du capitaine Haddock, un vieux loup de mer au mauvais caractère, et de deux policiers maladroits, Dupond et Dupont, Tintin va parcourir la moitié de la planète, et essayer de se montrer plus malin et plus rapide que ses ennemis, tous lancés dans cette course au trésor à la recherche d’une épave engloutie qui semble receler la clé d’une immense fortune… et une redoutable malédiction. De la haute mer aux sables des déserts d’Afrique, Tintin et ses amis vont affronter mille obstacles, risquer leur vie, et prouver que quand on est prêt à prendre tous les risques, rien ne peut vous arrêter…


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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The Adventures Of Tintin arrives at blu ray with AVC MPEG-4 1080p 2.35:1 encode. This is a beautiful and colourful film. Daytime exteriors - ranging from Parisian markets to planes taking off over green oceans to infinite sand dunes to seaside villages - look exquisite. Colours and textures pop, with the imagery constantly flirting between highly detailed computer animation and photo-realism. Nighttime sequences are equally strong, held tight by rich, exemplary black levels and glistening reflections. (4.5/5)

AUDIO:

This DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless track is the only way to enjoy the modern action movie, with tremendous dynamic range. Dialogue is clearly defined. As a 7.1 experience, bullets ping and swirl in all channels, and the sound design really pulls you forward into the world by placing a number of nice effects, such as the airplane propeller, directly behind your ears. In my 9 Wilson Audio WATT/Puppies speakers home theatre system, this 7.1 track really immerses the audience in the midst of the action. (5/5)

TRIVIA AND GOOFS:

This picture was nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score by John Williams, but lost to Ludovic Bource's The Artist. Personally, I was hoping that Hugo would win.

It has an estimated budge of $130 million, but worldwide gross so far is $369 million!

This is the first animated film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Originally, Steven Spielberg was going to do a live-action adaptation of Tintin, and called Peter Jackson to ask if his VFX company Weta Digital would work on the film, in particular creating a CGI Snowy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Greats, Looks Great, Feels Great March 22 2012
By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The world of animation has made enormous leaps and bounds in the last several decades with such epic productions as the "The Lion Tamer", "Avatar", and "Lord of the Rings". The secret of success has to be the advances the industry has made in such digital techniques as facial modelling, blue screening and key framing. This year's seminal production, according to the Academy, is another masterpiece of high artistic quality called "Tintin", a digital animation interpretation of Belgium cartoonist Herge's series covering the life of a young crime reporter in search of another adventure. The story is true to the original cartoon both in excellent type casting and voice-over for the main characters; people like the scrupulous and resourceful Tintin, the ever-crapulous Captain Haddock and the less-than-dangerous detective duo of Thomson and Thomson hot in pursuit of pick-pockets seem to contain a life-like verve as they plunge headlong into a world full of danger, unending intrigue and moments of humorous folly. I felt at home with this version of events; it effectively allowed me to feel like I was really in the middle of a speeded-up, come-to-life rendition of an old comic legend, and isn't that what good animation is all about. All or most of the detail is clear, the storyline is easy to follow, and the imagination is fully engaged as to all the spills and thrills that are about to take place.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent modern adaptation of an old classic April 24 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I personally loved the story, which is rare enough in this day and age, but the attention to detail in the CG and the visual effects really put this movie over the top. I enjoyed it on my 3D TV and I found they did a great job using incorporating 3D into the movie without it being in your face the entire time. It's Action packed and great fun for the whole family (as long as you don't mind some drinking and period correct smoking). Also, as a person fluent in french, I enjoyed watching it in the classic cartoons native language.
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3.0 out of 5 stars More Spielberg Than Hergé Feb. 14 2013
By Theo TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I'm afraid I'm going to have to dare the ire of the fans. Because I was, it seems, less impressed by this film than most.

But first, the positives: the CGI was genuinely amazing. It successfully bestrode an intriguing middle ground between the cartoonish and something very, very close to photo-realism. From the waves on the ocean to the expressions on the characters' faces, the animators were extremely successful in creating a world that is solid, real, and compelling. It most definitely draws us in.

It is, as stated, more Spielberg than Hergé. The quiet, the stillness, and above all the restraint that were such hallmarks of Hergé's work are nowhere to be found. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. Filmic interpretations do not have to be slavish copies, and this one certainly wasn't. I'm sure that many fans will be quick to point out that this is a film that almost constantly pays homage to the visual side of Hergé's work - particularly in some of its most iconic and best loved panels. And it's true: the film does do precisely that. However, the similarities are all on the surface. For those who look deeper, and compare this film's intricacy of detail, and above all its relentless, ceaseless motion with the minimalism of Hergé's famous "ligne claire" style, it is at once apparent that at a certain point Spielberg made the choice to go his own way. Indeed, the film tacitly admits as much at the very beginning, when this movie's "Tintin" has his portrait drawn by an artist at a market stall. The artist closely resembles Hergé, and the drawing the original vision of Tintin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My first Bluray
This is my first bluray for animated movie and it is very well done. The story is interesting that graphics are very well done. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Patrick
3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more
I've read all of the books in French and many in English so I looked forward to this, but here were some overly long scenes and overall the movie just didn't have "it". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steve1
5.0 out of 5 stars How's your thirst for adventure?
Many Tintin purists will disagree, but I just happened to love Spielberg's CGI rendition of the Hergé characters. You know the characters and so they behave like such... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Simon Bergeron
4.0 out of 5 stars Un bon moment à passer
L'enfant l'avait déjà vu mais il est très content d'en avoir un bien à lui. De plus il est heureux de pouvoir le revoir en anglais et en français.
Published 2 months ago by Dominique Bernard
5.0 out of 5 stars Tintin, a World of Imagination
This film is absolutely fantastic!
I first bought it for my grandson who is a fan of Tintin, that animated caracter who was created by Hergé. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
The Adventures of Tintin has everything a kid would want. Pirates. Treasure. Intrigue. Mystery. Comedy. Action. Read more
Published 3 months ago by George Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars I really like this movie
Definitely worth watching if you are a tintin fan or even if you aren't. The bluray looks great and it is always nice to have a bluray/dvd combo.
Published 4 months ago by Apollo
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 Stars for a Typically overdone Hollywood production
If you grew up with Tintin in the 1950s or 1960s and wish for a more simplistic, realistic, even naive recreation, then this DVD is not for you. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Fryksdahl Schneider
4.0 out of 5 stars just as good as the book!
I am over 50 years old, so, as a kid, I grew up reading pretty much all the Tintin books. I kept asking my friend if he knew of Tintin, and I was so surprise that he never knew... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Fournier
5.0 out of 5 stars Tintin
Saw it at the theatre and can't wait to see it in Blu-Ray. Should be a blast all over again.
Published 6 months ago by Franz Chmela
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