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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Streaming the World - Discworld

Thanks to the awesome responses to the last contest of 2010, I have a truly amazing list of movies and shows to watch.

My first two selections were movies that I felt I would be familiar with the subject manner - The Colour of Magic and Hogfather.

I've been reading the Discworld series for going on 20 years, and it is probably that long ago that I first read The Colour of Magic.  So, except for some of the characters, I really didnt recall much of the story.  Which means I can't tell you how close the movie follows the book.

Taken on it's own, i had a blast watching it.  I had a few laugh out loud moments, and many more that put a nice smile on my face.  Very well done and decently acted.  I had the Rocky Horror Picture Show and LotR movies going thru my head at times, but good actors are good actors.

Hogfather was good, but not as good as The Colour of Magic.  I preferred the representation of Death in Hogfather, but the Guild of Wizards seemed better portrayed in the first movie.  The story did drag a bit at the end of the first half, but the second half more then made up for it.  I had forgotten that Death had a granddaughter, and it was great to see the Ankh-Morpork Watch make an appearance.

Ah, who am I kidding?  They could have been total crap and I would have loved them both.  They weren't crap.  Both were far better then either of the Dungeons & Dragons movies (which isnt all that hard I know).  I enjoyed them immensely.

Now I need to dig further into the list ;)

2 comments:

  1. I have both of those, but haven't watched them yet. Must rectify that! There're also two cartoons out, Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music.

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  2. damn, need to find the others.

    james, watch The Colour of Magic first, its the stronger of the two

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