edited 14th Jan '11 11:22:21 PM by storyyeller
- Christopher Lee
- Death's dialogue should be slow and clunky.
- Death, as I have already touched upon, I found Ian Richardson to be perfect in the role.
- Susan, while she wasn't as good as Death, she was certainly not bad.
- Albert and yes, I'm aware I'm just making a list of characters, whatever.
- The most important thing that the movie got right was atmosphere. I think it really captured the feeling of the book, though I'm certain some people found it far to long and meandering, but most of those parts were necessary.
- It was funny. This is essential to a Discworld movie and most of the humour was dialogue lifted straight from the book.
- It had so many awesome scenes from the book, like Death's speech about belief at the end. Or his destruction of auditors. HO HO HO
- Some of the scenes with the wizards were pretty good (Hex, interaction with Susan), however they generally came off as a little to slap-sticky for my taste. I'm aware that they are sort of slapstick in the book as well, but not to the same extent. They may be childish, but they are also competent when they have to be (well, for a certain definition of competent). Also, Ridcully isn't suppsoed to look like that.
- While you can follow the plot without having read the book (in fact I did, back in 2007 where I fucking loved it, which lead me to give Discworld another try. Now I own every book Pratchett has ever written and went to the Discworld Con 2010 in Birmingham), there are some instances of the movie that doesn't entirely make sense. But yeah, most non-Discworld fans (and fans for that matter) I've showed it too liked it, so it can't be that confusing.
- I didn't mind the length personally, but objectively speaking, it was probably to slow in certain places.
edited 18th Jan '11 1:37:36 AM by Mathias
edited 18th Jan '11 1:19:23 AM by RawPower
edited 22nd Aug '12 5:55:54 AM by DorisWildthyme
edited 23rd Aug '12 9:01:30 AM by Nightwire
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