This year will see the ultimate fantasy for the British film geek. A film involving the top talent of Britain in terms of acting and writing. That film is The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and a trailer has just been released, here are my thoughts.
First of all the animation is gorgeous, some of the shots in this film rival live action scenes, especially those in the desert, in terms of sheer beauty. The character animation looks really believable through the motion capture and it currently looks as if Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have avoided the Uncanny Valley. It looks like Jamie Bell will be great as Tintin giving in a great voice for the role and the animation for Snowy is brilliant as well. I really want to see footage of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Andy Serkis as the T(h)ompsons and Captain Haddock receptively. So far it looks like the script and set-pieces are great courtesy of screenwriters Steven Moffat (head writer for Doctor Who), Edgar Wright (writer/director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim) and Joe Cornish (writer/director of Attack the Block, which you need to see in the cinema whilst it’s still on). All in all, I cannot wait for this film to come out, get my seat ready on 26th October (UK release)