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The Adventures of Tintin Reviewed: ‘Tintin for Morons’

The Guardian has published an early review for Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, and the critic was not kind to the movie. Above, we’ve embedded the trailer.

Here’s more from the literary-infused movie review: “the film has turned a subtle, intricate and beautiful work of art into the typical bombast of the modern blockbuster, Tintin for morons, and the nicest things one can say about it are that there’s a pleasing cameo of Hergé himself in the opening scene, the cars look lovely, indeed it is as a whole visually sumptuous, and (after 20 minutes or so of more or less acceptable fidelity; and the 3D motion-capturing transference of the original drawings is by far the least of the film’s problems) it usefully places in plain view all the cretinous arrogance of modern mass-market, script-conference-driven film-making, confirming in passing that, as a director, Spielberg is a burned-out sun.”

What do you think? The adaptation of Herge’s beloved Tintin series hits theaters December 23rd. (Via Publishers Weekly)

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Scott Pilgrim Trailer Re-created From Original Comic Book Panels

The comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes out on Friday the 13th. Considering the positive anticipation so far, it is doubtful that any bad luck will follow the box office numbers–thanks to the fan base for the Bryan Lee O’Malley graphic novel series.

In the YouTube video embedded above, one fan recreated the film trailer utilizing original comic panels from O’Malley’s creation. The video is embedded above. We wonder if director Edgar Wright will acknowledge this innovative showcase of positive fan reaction.

In June, GalleyCat reported that the trailer for the film had already clocked 81,982 views. Since then, the count has risen to 233,632 views. The six-part series is published by the Portland-based indie, Oni Press. (Via National Post)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Adaptation Trailer Arrives

That’s the recently released trailer for an adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s popular comic series, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It tells the story of Pilgrim, a teenager in love with Ramona Flowers–a girlfriend with some wicked ex-boyfriends.

The film is helmed by Edgar Wright, the director of the unhinged comedies Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. The comic series will also be adapted into a videogame alongside the movie release. The best way to learn about the series is through this early Read About Comics review that contains a long and free preview of the comic.

Here’s an excerpt: “Scott’s first extended encounter with Ramona Flowers, for instance, starts off silly but gradually moves into something that shows a great amount of maturity. If it had just shown up that way it might have felt out of place, but O’Malley slips these moments into the book so perfectly and gradually that it never feels like the tone of the book has shifted until you stop and think about it afterwards. Of course, lest you think it’s ever gotten too serious, O’Malley responds with rock-and-roll-meets-Nintendo fight scene to end all fight scenes.”