"The Adventures of Tintin" is an ambitious and lively caper, miles smarter than your average 3-D family film.
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Dec 21 - 07:58 AM
For a movie like this, I concur! Well said, Mr. Ebert :)
Dec 21 - 08:56 AM
I am so excited to see Tintin! And to hear my favorite movie critic give it a positive review, that just makes my anticipation level go up a notch!
Dec 21 - 09:38 AM
This guy's been giving out 3.5s like candy, but still glad he had fun.
Dec 21 - 02:24 PM
In Your Dreams
Facing down your own mortality head-on will do that to a man. I'm sure you'd prefer if he became a nihilistic shut-in like Tolstoy during his "woe me" death phase, but we can't all be mad Russians. Good for Ebert for giving movies the benefit of the doubt. (Except when they don't deserve it, like most coloring-book adaptations.)
Dec 22 - 12:33 AM
Actually, I don't prefer that at all. My model critic would be more of a Berardinelli, someone with an unbiased perspective that can enjoy fun movies but remains relatively tough in scoring. Ebert is a little too optimistic for me (though I understand his life experiences have shaped that) but I also hate nihilism.
Dec 22 - 01:13 AM
Actually, he doesn't hand them out like candy, I just think it's been a pretty great finish to a year that was pretty slow going until September rolled around.
He can still write a great scathing review, just look at his one-star reviews of the Sitter and New Year's Eve.
I think his 3.5 star movies, if you start to make a list of 'em, are pretty much all good movies, so I think he's still pretty much the same, generous when a movie deserves it instead of always wanting to find a way to find faults in a movie that may not be all that important.
Dec 25 - 04:43 AM
If he has any understanding or knowledge of the original material, which I gravely doubt, then his giving a positive on this one means his near-death experience has gravely damaged his objectivity in some way...
I've loved him for giving a rare zero to "Wolfcreek" for exactly the right reasons, even if it is a very competent film, but here I am at a loss to understand him. This is evil garbage in a different way, but evil just the same because of what it assumes of the audience...
Dec 30 - 10:27 PM
Good, now I know for a fact that seeing this film won't be a disappointment. Thanks Ebert
Dec 23 - 09:45 AM
Excellent movie. Saw it tonight!
Dec 24 - 07:03 PM
Roger Ebert. You may need to revisit your optometrist. This movie was far from watchable. The subject was low brow, trite, disposable and worthy of a scooby doo episode. The doll faced TinTin Spielberg has opted for looks nothing like the endearing charming animated TinTin the world has grown to love. The obsession of the captain with alcohol alcohol alcohol is not suitable material for a film that attracts the kid crowds. This movie was horrid. Unwatchable. You need a new prescription Roger.
Jan 1 - 11:42 PM
YOU need a prescription.
Jan 15 - 03:30 PM
Woow, the top critic had a different opinion than you, he must be wrong.
May 21 - 03:37 AM