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A Reader of Fictions: Books Made into Movies: The Color of Magic

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Books Made into Movies: The Color of Magic

Terry Pratchett fans will be thrilled to know that the film is every bit as nonsensical as the book. Additionally, this film has some pretty stellar casting, even if some of it does not seem to have been used to greatest effect. I'm also pretty sure the luggage does not get to be as much of a badass as in the book. Sadly.

Hey Look! It's the librarian

Sean Astin definitely looks the part of the tourist Twoflower. His outfit makes me laugh over and over again. And, of course, no one has a better sad face when he realizes that people have lied to him than Samwise, I mean Sean.

I shudder to think what fandom will make of this.

Other awesome actors to be found in this film are Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee (who voices Death...it's the role his voice was born to play). Obviously, this miniseries is likely never to be popular with any people who do not dearly love science fiction generally and, likely, Terry Pratchett particularly. Thus, I like to imagine that all of the people involved in this production chose to make this film because of their dear, dear love for the Discworld. This could be wrong, likely is, but I do not want to know.

Let's do the Time Warp so I can feel young again.

The book is definitely better, but, hey, it's fun to watch movies, and I think this is about as good as the movie could be. Honestly, a lot of things in Discworld are going to be hard to film well. For instance, the luggage is much more intimidating than it can ever look on a television. And the world, implausible as it sounds, is even harder to accept when you're watching water perpetually fall off the edges.



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