Lindsay's Review of The Colour of Magic

  • 19 months ago via Flixster
    The Colour of Magic

    The Colour of Magic (2008)

    Always clever and witty, Terry Pratchett's humor translates extremely well to the screen. The story is imaginative, if a bit meandering and pointless at times. Most of the cast is quite entertaining: David Jason was chosen well for the sub-par wizard, Sean Astin plays a bumbling tourist effortlessly, and Christopher Lee's voice was made for the part of Death. Tim Curry phones this one in a bit, performing what is now his very tired villainous persona. The special effects are mostly just adequate, and there are some sound editing issues resulting in many lines being very hard to discern.

    "Look, no self-respecting high priest is going to go through all the business of trumpets and processions and then shove his knife in a daffodil and a couple of plums, is he?"

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