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    Albert, a friend and I saw the 3-d version of The Adventures of Tintin yesterday morning at the Ward Theater.

    I never read the books nor saw the TV series from the 1990's so I don't know how faithful the movie was to those works.

    After watching this movie I have to say its like watching an Indiana Jones movie without the Nazis or the mystical quest item that the heroes need to find. Oh the heroes are trying to finding something in the movie but its not mystical in nature.

    Do like Tintin's dog Snowy though, the dog manages to advance the plot a few times in the movie and at least save Tintin at least twice in the movie.

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    At one point, a street artist does a portrait of Tin Tin and holds it up. Yes, that's the Tin Tin we know and love from the books, not that creepy CGI version we get in this lousy movie.

    A major Spielberg FAIL.

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    Saw it a couple of days ago with grandkids. We'd never heard of this story.

    Take it for what it's worth: a slam-bang, good-fun, action-packed show. 3-D doesn't hurt.
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    Me and the kiddo love the books. The TV show wasn't bad either. I am torn about the movie!

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    I love the Herge-drawn Tintin adventures. You'd have to be slightly hip to French comic books to know about them, though. The stories and mysteries are always first-rate.

    The Spielberg/Jackson movie gets it right for the most part, even the color palette. The Bellanca aeroplane sequence is pure Herge.
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    Actually, if you were a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, you'd have known about the comics too, if you subscribed to Children's Digest, as I did for several years. Tintin's adventures were serialized there for a long time.
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    I have read a lot of these adventures , and found them very
    entertaining.
    The point of view is from a French standpoint.
    There is much subtle commentary in each frame of the original comic book presentation of hard political facts on a
    global level.

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