The Adventures of TinTin - The Secret of the Unicorn

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    Oct 27, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    Saw this last night, and absolutely LOVED IT!!

    I loved the TinTin books as a kid and this really captured the look and feel of them so well. All the performances were great, and it had amazing pace...it was non-stop throughout pretty much.

    Go and see it and have a huge smile on your face! I think it might be my favourite film of the year so far.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    This is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    endo saidThis is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.


    Why do you think that?
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    I'll be looking for it. If not shown locally, then video. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
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    endo saidThis is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.


    Why do you think that?


    TinTin is virtually unknown in America.
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    JakeGHK saidWhat kind of unicorn was it?


    It's the masthead of a ship - the Unicorn is referring to a ship, not an actual unicorn.
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    JakeGHK said
    endo said
    Pure said
    endo saidThis is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.


    Why do you think that?


    TinTin is virtually unknown in America.


    And America has certain attitudes and tastes quite different than Europe.


    I hadn't realised it was unknown. That makes sense actually that the cast and writers were all British. Steven Spielberg directed though, and I think Peter Jackson produced.

    Perhaps this will help him break America icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    Pure said
    JakeGHK said
    endo said
    Pure said
    endo saidThis is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.


    Why do you think that?


    TinTin is virtually unknown in America.


    And America has certain attitudes and tastes quite different than Europe.


    I hadn't realised it was unknown. That makes sense actually that the cast and writers were all British. Steven Spielberg directed though, and I think Peter Jackson produced.

    Perhaps this will help him break America icon_smile.gif


    It's actually quite interesting that Spielberg, who more than any other filmmaker embodies Americana, is directing such a beloved property around the world that is so unheard of in the States. It would be like Kobe Bryant deciding to play soccer. It really shows how important the global film market has become to Hollywood, which I believe I read accounts for something like 70% of Hollywood's income nowadays.

    I don't even think they care if this movie doesn't make big bucks in the US. In fact, Spielberg himself is releasing another movie, War Horse, the very next week. And I think War Horse is going to be massive here.
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    I also liked the Tintin comics as a kid, but nobody else I knew ever heard of them. My parents introduced them to me.

    If you are ever in NYC there is a small chain of Belgian restaurants called Le Petite Abeille (the little bee) and at least the West Broadway location has a Tintin theme (as well as great food and beer).
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    http://www.us.movie.tintin.com/
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    CJ, thanks, for that! With Nickelodeon promoting, and they WILL, it'll get exposure in the states.
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    It would be nice if some company re-released all of the previous Tintin movies in the States, starting with the 1947's Le crabe aux pinces d'or and ending with 1972's Tintin et le Lac aux Requins.

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    Oct 27, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Pure said
    JakeGHK said
    endo said
    Pure said
    endo saidThis is going to flop so hard in American. But make a bazillion dollars in Europe and the rest of the world.


    Why do you think that?


    TinTin is virtually unknown in America.


    And America has certain attitudes and tastes quite different than Europe.


    I hadn't realised it was unknown. That makes sense actually that the cast and writers were all British. Steven Spielberg directed though, and I think Peter Jackson produced.

    Perhaps this will help him break America icon_smile.gif


    Well I guess he could try.. I always read Tintin, but I live in a European colony
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    i grew UP reading TinTin and watching the cartoon. I have almost all of the old large-format books stashed away somewhere and i can't WAIT to go see this!