June 30, 2012

The Adventures of Tintin

From my 2011 Leftovers Marathon, part 2 of 14.

The Adventures of Tintin, 2011. Goodguys and badguys race to find a secret treasure.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis & Daniel Craig.

Concept: 1/4 (Bad). Making a Tintin movie: good concept. Making any movie using entirely motion capture: bad concept. Making an action/adventure movie using entirely motion capture: terrible concept.
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad). I felt like these characters could have been very charming. But they're not.
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good). The action scenes are a mess, but there are some lovely images in the movie.
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good). Most of it is great, but I can't give full points on account of the Epic Animation Fail.
Acting: 0/4 (Terrible). The actors are mediocre (Bell and Craig in particular bring nothing to their roles). But the animators... were there even animators involved? Or did they just film the motion capture and leave everything to computers? Whatever they did, it didn't work. It's like watching cardboard cutouts. Beautifully painted cardboard cutouts, but still cutouts.
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4). I didn't have much fun.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.6/4 (Eh)

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