The Colour of Magic2008
The Colour of Magic (2008)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
The Colour of Magic Photos
as Galder Weatherwax
as Cohen the Barbarian
as Arch Astronomer
as Picture Imp
Critic Reviews for The Colour of Magic
The Color of Magic mashes together a pair of comedic fantasy novels by Terry Pratchett into one long, rambling saga.
Audience Reviews for The Colour of Magic
An all star cast (for England) in a follow up to the previous years Hogfather. Unfortunately like the Hogfather this doesn't really work. The film (split into two parts on TV) drags something chronic and even Pratchett admits in the introduction that the original story has no plot as such. There are some glaring errors in the directing and editing that distract sometimes and the casting isn't perfect. Sean Astin is having fun as the naive and innocent tourist and David Bradley is great as the Barbarian but Tim Curry does his villain schtick with no real invention (apart from a slight Northern accent that keeps coming and going) and David Jason looks tired and a bit bored. Suspect Pratchett probably would work better as animation or with an experimental director like Terry Gilliam. This just falls short or being that good.