07 Jun 2011 8:04 am

16 May 2011 12:16 pm

At first, I thought this was a really well-made troll poster (much like the “Disney TV’s: Calvin and Hobbes” images floating about on the ‘net). Then I looked it up. It’s real! And it looks awesome! The cast looks terrific as well, with Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the lovably buffoonish Inspectors Thompson and Thomson.

The Tintin comics maintain a hold on me still, well over two decades after I last gazed on Hergé’s marvelous artwork. They’re a memorable part of my adolescent years, having spent many hours in the school library as a bookish nerd, going over their extensive collection (well, that and Goscinny and Uderzo’s Asterix series). They were so charming, so full of wit and a sense of boundless adventure, and set in so many exotic locales — locales that were beautifully and densely illustrated that they invited you to sit still and really examine every last little detail.

I do wonder if the love of Tintin is a bit of a generational issue; some friends of mine not much younger than myself have no special memories or specific fondness for the series, and tend to give me blank stares whenever I let out with any of Captain Haddock’s deliciously alliterative curses (“Billions of blistering blue barnacles! Ten thousand terrifying tortoises!”).

Hm. I guess I’ll have to be more proactive then, and pick up some copies of the series for my nieces.

13 May 2011 9:59 am

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12 May 2011 9:56 am

If there’s any more of this, I’m really going to have to track it down.

27 Mar 2011 9:26 pm

I can’t stop watching it. It’s so… charming.

Yes, I know who the target demographic is. No, I’m not buying the toys (it’s not like I have the shelf space, plus I still have a slew of SF IV figures still-in-box to display after this renovation is all done and my walls stop shaking). Also, I knew that I recognized Rainbow Dash’s voice from Hey Ocean!