Friday, August 5, 2011

The Creepy Tin Tin Trailer



They wisely don't show Tin Tin's face until near the end, because he looks so creepy. This is the same animation technique that gave us that unintentionally disturbing movie The Polar Express. It's quite the collection of talent they've assembled for this film. Produced by Peter Jackson, directed by Stephen Spielberg, based on the comics by Herge and written by (get this): Stephen Moffat (Dr Who), Edgar Wright (Sean of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack The Block). There's voice work by Daniel Craig and one of my geek heroes, Simon Pegg, but I'm afraid the whole thing just looks horrible because of the animation. Perhaps as an homage to Pegg and Wright the humans resemble corpses - they have no life, no joy and the backgrounds lack the beautiful primary colours that Herge always used. How could they have screwed up Tin Tin of all things? I dont know, I suppose you've got to blame Jackson and Spielberg, I guess it must be hard being surrounded by yes men all the time...