Chili Quick Hit: Tintin

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So, Kizz has come up with the simple and BRILLIANT plan of writing brief comments about the films she sees as she sees them and posting them here.  I saw a TON of films last year, but I never made a single post here because I never felt like I had the time to write “proper” reviews.  Well, screw that; I’d rather write a brief reflection than let the experience evaporate into the ether of my brain, so I’ll stop by here every time I get to the end credits of a movie and, at the very least, list the film I saw.  Maybe I’ll come back and flesh out those reflections, maybe I won’t, but at least there’ll be SOMETHING here to document what I’ve seen.

I’ll start with Tintin.

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We (“we” being Mr. Chili, Bruder Chili, the girls and I) saw it over the holiday break, and we enjoyed ourselves quite a bit.  I have NO experience with the books beyond having seen them in the girls’ room – both my daughters and my husband and his twin grew up reading the Tintin stories, so they had a different experience than I.  Regardless, I enjoyed the film; it was a well-considered story done with lovely animation.

I will say this quick thing in terms of review; this was not, strictly speaking, a “kid” movie.  Both violence and drinking to excess figured heavily into the plot, and a number of the nuances of the story would have been lost, I think, on the under-12 set.  That didn’t matter a bit to us – both our kids are well above grade-level in their capacity to understand complex stories – but I think that most of the film was well above the heads of the numerous 5-and-under patrons at the theatre that day.

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One Response to “Chili Quick Hit: Tintin”

  1. bethany Says:

    loved it more than i expected to, having grown up on the books, and my 5 and 9 year old boys were on the edge of their seats, having devoured every tintin book they’ve managed to get their hands on. i found tintin’s character truer to the books than I expected based on reviews i read before going, they nailed his spirit as far as i’m concerned. i’d have had issues with the drinking/violence if they’d not already seen it all in comic form, but i think they have the context to handle it.

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