Critic Review - Newsday

A frenetic bonbon with an empty center, and a movie made without any perceivable audience outside of filmmakers besotted by their own innovative processes.

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Newsday | Comments (16)
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Jared Blumetti

Jared Blumetti

just as your audience can't help but feel their critic is besotted by his own flowery prose in place of giving them anything instrumentally informative about the actual film.

Dec 25 - 11:05 AM

Lancelot Link

Lancelot Link

I perceived an audience today who left the theatre besotted by the filmakers innovative processes for the simple reason that it was delightfully engaging from beginning to end.

Dec 27 - 01:42 AM

Dean W.

Dean Wirth

ditto

Jan 4 - 04:23 PM

Breanna Carlson

Breanna Carlson

No perceivable audience? Seems like Tintin fans are the audience. Old fans to bring in a new generation of fans into the wonderful world of Herge. That's your audience.

Dec 28 - 03:12 AM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

John, John, John. Long Island is upset to have you as their film critic.

Dec 30 - 08:26 PM

Nancy Critz

Nancy Critz

THANK you for your review! I left wondering "who care!?" Not one endearing character...actually, I didn't even CARE who "won". It seemed they just strung together different ideas for action scenes, but nothing nothing led to anything (except more big fights.) I kept hoping it would end. And no girl? I mean, someone usually does something for the girl. I was disappointed there were no female characters. (well one stereotype opera singer who only served to set up the fight/action scene.) So disappointed in Spielberg...this will never be a re-watched my be, let alone a classic. My kids didn't talk about it once after we came home. Not once.

Dec 31 - 07:58 AM

Aaron Robinson

Aaron Robinson

"If you're already receiving Social Security, it might make you feel nostalgic."

Wow.

Dec 31 - 06:16 PM

007

First Last


Awful movie. The captains obsession with alcohol is a bit odd for a cartoon that will attract the kid crowd. It is choppy, jumps around, the 3D and the annoying glasses make you wish for the regular version. TinTin's obsession with finding a treasure is a little passe. Script needs updating to include something far more compelling. All flash with no heart and no substance. Spielberg should stay out of animation business. He's got no talent for it.

Jan 1 - 11:17 PM

Kevin Wendt

Kevin Wendt

Succinctly and very well stated.

Apr 3 - 09:46 PM

Jedi.Critic.Master

Jedi Critic-Master

You give a lot of good movies bad reviews. You have bad taste.

Jul 23 - 02:36 PM

Dean W.

Dean Wirth

You should be writing bad poetry, not reviews

Jan 4 - 04:22 PM

Phim Vi?t Nam

Phim Vi?t Nam

The worse review I ever read.

Jan 9 - 08:24 PM

AmazonBlonde

Helen Lakatos

What a pathetically written analysis/review. My boyfriend loved Tintin from childhood on up and just loved this film. He could've gotten hung up on where this animation didn't match up to previous cartoons, etc., but he didn't, he just loved that Spielberg honored Tintin so well.

I'd never seen Tintin before and enjoyed this movie immensely. One could swear at times the characters seemed so real, the animation was so good. Lighthearted and fun, and exciting as you just let yourself go with the action of characters.

What a lovely, sweet and fun movie you could take a child of any age from 8 to 88. Why does it seem to happen so often, when there is a beautiful movie that isn't full of trash, sex, gratuitous violence, etc., but is just a lovely fun adventure story that all ages can enjoy, that this kind of movie is given such poor reviews? What in the world is this guy comparing the movie to? It makes one wonder what alternative agenda this reviewer has.

Jan 10 - 10:32 PM

G Louis

Gaston Marty


If you or your boyfriend think this movie has anything to do with the original material, you need to go read it, or, in his case, read it again...

Sure there's nothing overtly trashy or sexual in it, but that is a long way from doing any favours to anything but the most dumbly superficial aspect of the original material.

Any believability and humanity has been eviscerated from it, and you should worry if it doesn't hit you when you read the original graphic novels...

GLouis

Jan 11 - 01:22 AM

AmazonBlonde

Helen Lakatos

GLouis, Without even looking before responding, I don't doubt at all, that you are correct when comparing to the original material. My gripe is that the negative ratings given by this critic and some others are not and should not be limited to comparing to the original.

That said, there are so few simply innocent fun movies w/o an agenda. Boy who loves adventure meets a sea captain and looks for a treasure. I found it refreshing that it did not get caught up with romance, sex, etc., just simply takes one away with wherever the movie takes you.

There is just too much garbage being pumped out in movie and cartoon form, for this cartoon movie as it "is" to be rated so low! and for it to be taken so serious by fans to be trashed.

As a childhood fan, my boyfriend felt that at the very least, it did introduce a wonderful character most Americans are unfamiliar with and would not have known. Hopefully they'll dig deeper to learn more about the original creation and all of which it was comprised.

If everyone took such a narrow view of how to review, the ratings overall would be so low that no one who checks ratings would even bother to see it or know what fun Tintin is. Could it have been better, sure. If I were looking to tear it down, I could find lots, but as it was, it was a fine animation piece to enjoy.

Jan 13 - 04:18 PM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

Oh my god. You are annoying as hell.

Feb 10 - 09:02 PM

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