A lot of people this morning are talking about the just released trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, though not all of it good. I’ve watched the trailer four times now and while it looks ok, a lot of people are questioning why they don’t really show any of the characters faces, or that it was filmed on location in the Uncanny Valley. My hope for this movie is that it’s directed by Steven Spielberg, who’s one of my very favorite directors and a genius in his own right. And though Tintin was filmed with motion capture, the only company who’s ever done a good job with mo-cap is Peter Jackson’s WETA, and that’s exactly who’s handling the special effects.
My guess is that public opinion will force Spielberg and Jackson to release a trailer that really shows the faces of the characters “working,” for a lack of a better term, some kind of proof that we’re not going to be seeing a bunch of glassy eyed zombies running around on screen.
What did you think of the trailer, are you optimistic or excited to see it now?