I have only just caught up with the fact that Spielberg is making a motion-capture Tintin movie. That alone I could probably take or leave, but add these facts to it:
The screenplay is by Steven Moffat (Matt Smith-era Doctor Who) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz); it’s produced by Peter Jackson; and the cast includes: Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkus as Captain Haddock and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thompson and Thompson.
And lastly, the stills look amazing.
No one seems to be able to agree on the release date, but sometime round Christmas this year is looking likely.
just watched it again, and I’m still in awe of it. The characterisation of Sgt Angel is flawless, from the cop so good he has to be banished from London for making everyone else look bad, to the small town citizen who can get his Bad Boy on.
The bromance as the central relationship is simple but impeccably woven into the story arc, holding it all together (Simon Pegg’s face, when he thinks Danny’s in with the baddies breaks my heart, in the good way).
The crime and investigation are so much fun and executed with a deft layering that turns it into bloody brilliance.
And lastly, the whole thing is made in a slick, visually beautiful style that carries the beat of the story to perfection. Did I mention this is a perfect movie?