The Color of Magic


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 8151


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Tim Curry as Trymon
Laura Haddock as Bethan
Sean Astin as Twoflower
547.21 MB
23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
P/S 3 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dedeurs 7 / 10

I want my Catweazle back!

phonenumberofthebeast's review (2009) almost made me abandon the idea to write my own... Okay, David Jason's Rincewind is exactly as I pictured him, and Jeremy Irons and Tim Curry are quite memorable (as usual). Actually the set designers and 98% of the cast did a more than adequate job. Actors from the UK are always a delight!

But the special effects look 1880's (except 'Luggage', he's amazing), the score is an attack on your eardrums, and both the orangutan librarian and Death make me wish I had chosen to watch episodes from 1970's Catweazle. (same type as Rincewind, but much funnier!) 'Death' is Pratchett's best novel character, he is mystic, dead-seriously ironic and sometimes hilariously human. And I get to see an actor wearing a cheap unmovable cardboard mask?? Come on, just some extra FX wizardry, and he would have been much more impressive, and even fearsome.

Less relevant, but I always envisioned foreigner Twoflower as a little rotund semi-Asian guy. Not a robust American. (With all respect to Sean Astin)

Pratchett's books constantly tickle my funny bone, even after an umpteenth re-reading. The movie made me laugh only once (and I forgot what it was).

The problem, I think: Pratchett wrote novels in which the humor is not very subtle, it borders on slapstick, yet it is brilliant. Really, really funny. That man had an enormous wit. And although in the movie I heard familiar Discworld dialogues, they all fell flat. Director/screenwriter Vadim Jean clearly failed in transferring that quality.

I dare not think what would have happened had Hollywood taken on Pratchett, but I do wonder what Terry Gilliam, Harry Potter's Alfonso Cuaron or David Yates (Potter again) would have made of The Colour of Magic... (Yes, it's 'colour'. It's a British title.)

Reviewed by robi110 2 / 10

Read the books instead.

Worst adaptation i've ever seen. It was a pain to watch, knowing how amazing the books are. Tries to copy the books word by word but in the meantime it loses the atmosphere, under the bad acting that killed the jokes i laughed hard during reading. But of course it cant copy the book 100% because of the time limit, so it skips complete parts without adjusting the plot in the next scenes. Bad cutting, directing, cheap design.

Reviewed by Smoreni Zmaj 9 / 10

Awesome :D

Like in Hogfather, Death is pretty much lousy done, which is shame because Death is the most awesome character in Discworld series. But beside that, it is absolutely fantastic. I thought it would be impossible to adapt Pratchett to feature film and preserve it's original charm, but movie definitely possess spirit of written Discworld. The Luggage and legendary Del Boy in role of Rincewind are an inexhaustible source of entertainment. :D


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