Jan. 19th, 2008

stoopbeck: (Simon Going Mad)
So. Tintin movie. Tintin was my first real fandom. When I was in preschool and kindergarten, my parents would buy me the books as rewards for things. At one time I had the entire set in English, but moving and having a younger brother has lost me about eight of the twenty-one books available in the US. About Tintin: he is a Belgian newspaper reporter/sleuth/boy genius/MacGyver-type who travels around the world and stops drug-runners and gun-runners and various other criminal types in various places (the moon, made-up countries, Scotland, the bottom of the ocean) with the help of his friends and his dog.

When I heard Spielberg was making this movie, I was torn. The Tintin books Spielberg read as a child were the reason he made movies like Indiana Jones. Herge, Tintin's creator, had given Spielberg his blessing before he died in 1983. So there was a definite passing of the torch and I can't really argue with that, even with my serious Spielberg hate.

But. Peter Jackson? Peter Effing Jackson?!! Computer animation?!! THE HELL YOU SAY. PETER JACKSON GET YOUR FINGERS OUT OF MY CHILDHOOD LEST I SHOOT YOU. All they need now is for George Lucas to join up, and the world will end.

The only good thing to come out of all of this is that Stephen Moffet is apparently writing the script. STEPHEN MOFFET PLEASE GOD DON'T MAKE ME COME AFTER YOU.

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