17 May 2012 | ma-cortes
French-Spanish co-production based on the immortal character created by the genius Georges Remi , Herge
Second and entertaining live-action Tintin retelling with exciting adventures set in Valencia , Spain . Original plot inspired on the popular and famous comic books by the great Herge , being a likable and silly rendition starred by the sympathetic personages with special leading roles from professor Tournesol who discovers a formula against famine and of course captain Haddock . Since his creation in 1930 with ¨Tintin in the land of Soviets¨ the success has been unstoppable . Within the next 80 years Tintin became one of the most popular European comics of the 20th Century , due to its well-researched plots , appealing characters , humor , political thrillers, & real world settings . ¨Tintin¨ is a real hero followed by every Belgium kids and most European children and many grown-up people have been interested by his comic book adventures for past and present century . This time our friends go to Spain where takes place several adventures . The picture will appeal to the fans of the popular animated hero named Tintin and his faithful sidekicks as well as the comic-books nostalgics . Our friends Tintin (Jean Pierre Talbot who looks exactly like him and only starred two films about Tintin) and Haddock (Jean Bouise , replacing Georges Wilson, who bears remarkable resemblance and perfect performance), Tournesol (Felix Fernandez) and the butler Nestor are living at the palace of Moulinsard when the professor receives a peculiar gift , a blue orange that matures in five days , but being robbed by mysterious thieves . As Tintin and captain Haddock along with the botcher Dupont brothers (In Spain are named Hernandez and Fernandez , who this time are pursued by a bull at some graceful and funny scenes) travel in Spain , when an old colleague of Tournesol , Doctor Zalamea (Angel Alvarez) is kidnapped . Later on , professor Tournesol is also abducted by a gang of nasties . Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old friend and his location . Meanwhile , they are helped by a band of children led by Pablito (Pedro Mari Sanchez). After a while , the truth comes out and battling over-the-top bad guys .
This is a fun , light , adventure comic book adaptation with hilarious moments here and there . It has Tintin and his inseparable friends captain Haddock , absent-minded professor Tournesol , the bungler Dupont brothers taking on , as always, against stupid enemies , and ruthless and mean international delinquents and Arabs . Here Jean Bouise steals the show as grumpy , drunken Captain Haddock , as he runs , fights , dances Flamenco , does gestures , Indian dancing and many other antics . This live action movie of the popular "Tintin" comic-book magazine brilliantly captures the outrageous adventures, tongue-in-cheek , satire, comedy ,taking the characters and some elements from original stories . Although contains some silly scenes and a medium budget , however being a lesser effort than previous entry titled ¨Tintin and the golden Toison¨ . This amusing movie is accompanied by lively musical score by Antoine Duhamel with a catching leitmotif on the start and the ending . Full of humor , it's a funny entertaining for kids and grown-ups . Entertaining screenplay isn't based on the known comics by Herge but originally written by Rene Goscinny , Asterix's author . Based on the unforgettable characters created by "Hergé" born under the name Georges Remi on May 22, 1907 in Brussels, Belgium. As a child, Herge had a gift for drawing but never had any formal training in the visual arts. He attended both school and the boy scouts during the World War 1 and post-World War 1 era. After he finished school Herge published his first ever cartoon: "The Adventures of Totor". 1929, Herge introduced a cartoon about a traveling Belgium reporter (Tintin) accompanied by his fox terrier (Snowy) traveling the Soviet Union. By 1930,Herge published the very first Tintin book: "Tintin in the Land of the Soviets". After that , followed a weekly magazine in 1946 . Later on , it's published successful comic books as ¨Cigarrettes of pharaoh, Treasure of Rackam the Red ,Tintin and the scepter of Ottokar¨. Tintin soon became Herge's "ligne Claire" (French for clear line) legacy. The later adventures of Tintin involved other locations of the world from China ¨The blue Lotus¨ all the way to America as ¨Tintin in America¨. After completing 23 books, Herge passed away on March 3, 1983, leaving "Tintin & the Alpha-Art" (The 24th book) unfinished . Under Belgium publisher Raimond Leblanc's guidance, the boy reporter became the hero of a weekly children's magazine, with Hergé as the artistic director and magnificent creator of the immortal personage . Later on , Raymond Leblanc produced the following films: ¨Tintin in the lake of Sharks¨ and 1970 ¨Tintín in the temple of the sun¨. The picture will appeal to Tintin comic-books buffs . An agreeable , funny adaptation from a great comic book.