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5.0 out of 5 stars Relive the classic Tintin adventures at your own pace!, 5 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Adventures of Tintin [DVD] (DVD)
When I saw this box set on the shelves, I was immediately captivated and felt like a little child again. When I remember Tintin, I remember so many things. For one thing, it was a more mature cartoon. There were acts of violence, extreme peril, gunfights, drug smugglers... Tintin really was like Indiana Jones mixed with the typical reporter stereotype. The characters and locations are fantastic. From Marlinspike Hall to the moon.

Tintin himself is an intrepid reporter who is multi-talented to the extreme, with a deadly haymaker punch (which tends to knock out bad guys in one single strike) and a universal driving licence. We have Snowy, who's Tintin's adorable dog, present in each adventure. He is silly but extremely loyal. Often he alerts others to Tintin's weakened state or chews through his ropes. Captain Haddock on the other hand is a recovering alcoholic. Originally introduced as a heavy drinker but later he is able to remain sober (at least most of the time). Haddock is fantastic foil for Tintin, he is at times pessimistic, but also fiercely loyal. At one point he even nearly sacrifices his own life to save his friend. His made up swear words like "Blue Blistering Barnacles" and "Thundering Typhoons" are a key feature of this character and never fail to entertain.

Then we have the bumbling Thompson and Thomson, the detectives wearing bowler hats. They always turn up too late or arrest the wrong people. They mean well, but often cause more trouble and typically fall over each other and generally act as comic foil. Then we have Cuthbert Calculus, who is a hard-of-hearing scientist. He is gentle and a talented inventor.

Then we have the villains. Typically 'bad guys' who wear monocles and do generally very dastardly things. Typically Tintin must practically chase the villains across the world to put a stop to their terrible schemes. The villains generally stoop very low indeed, typically knocking Tintin out from behind with a blow to the head, or else using Chloroform (this happens at least once an episode). With exceptions, episodes are typically 44 minutes in length (22 minutes if it's only a short episode) and generally told in two parts. (2x22 Minutes = 1 full episode)

Really, Tintin is a perfect TV show and I'm so glad I bought this. If you remember the original show and have fond memories, don't hesitate to buy this.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 4 Feb 2012 10:38:56 GMT
I have seen the hole series and i had really enjoyed them the are brilliant funny and entertaining. I used to have these but now i am a grown i feel too old to watch them, but is still rate it a five star.

Daniel Hodge

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 14:13:13 BDT
G S Y Hsieh says:
Did you notice on the Blu-ray version that the episodes were low pitched?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2012 15:16:57 BDT
Firstly, do you mean low volume? or the characters have deeper voices? or there's a video problem?
Secondly, I only watched the DVD release, not Blu-Ray. For Blu-Ray reviews, check the Blu-Ray section.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2012 09:31:15 BDT
Indeed it's a classic
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