Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Well, the trailer for the upcoming Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson Tintin film hit the web a few days ago and I am cautiously optimistic. There's no doubt that they got the look right, and the action looks fun and cool - but I still have reservations with the CGI. As amazing as some of the advancements in CGI have been, one thing that has never convinced me is human faces. If they are more cartoony like in Toy Story or exaggerated like in The Incredible Hulk they can work, but straight on human faces still look a little off to me, and it has lessened my enjoyment of films like A Christmas Carol and Beowulf. I haven't seen the new trailer in HD yet, so I can't tell how well the faces work... but from what I have seen, it looks pretty promising. Hopefully the films will be successful and introduce a legion of Harry Potter readers to Herge's classic character.