The Color of Magic

The Color of Magic

DVD - 2009
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Discworld is a magical realm quite unlike, yet hauntingly familiar to, Earth, and it finally has it's first tourist. Rincewind is an inept ex-student wizard who is given the task of guiding Twoflower through the city-state of Ankh Morpork. But unfortunately Rincewind has two problems. First, he is an expert coward and he doesn't feel that he is the best person to guard a naive, and extremely rich, tourist through one of the roughest cities in the multiverse. Secondly, the world is coming to an end. What they come to learn is that they have become part of an elaborate board game being played by the gods.

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Britty346
Mar 26, 2015

It started off funny and interesting but in part two the story seemed to have fallen apart and it seemed like there was a lot of random stuff. I do have to admit I was falling asleep watching the second part so that probably didn't help!

hania4987 Jun 04, 2014

Candide meets Harry Potter meets Dr Who meets Monty Python ... and some terrible puns!

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ashleysears
Apr 23, 2014

My 9 year old tried to watch this twice, she just couldn't get into it.

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booksmile
Nov 01, 2013

I really love the Discworld books, but I couldn't watch much of this movie.

It seemed dumbed down (for kids?) even though the books are hilarious often-adult comedy. There was also some typical book-to-movie plot and character mangling.

Go read the books, they are fun and funny!

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fruitbat11
Mar 20, 2013

The English and the canadians have a different kind of humor and you may not get all the jokes but the books are amazing and there are loads you should defanately read them !!!

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ausnos
Jul 28, 2012

I just didn't get the humor. Nothing appealed to me.

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mistical
May 01, 2012

expected a horribly bad, hilariously enjoyable fantasy. maybe the fact that it was a satire ruined the effect - turns out when something pathetic tries to be wry it kills the mood and ends up being just plain sad. or maybe we just weren't up to it.

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lorilya
Apr 27, 2012

Considering how this was probably a made-for-TV miniseries, the acting, cinematography, and music were all up there with proper fantasy movies. Even the CG was really good, like when the troll comes to life and baby discworlds are born. The plot was entertaining and suspenseful, but I wish there had been closed captions on the disc so I could have made out all they were saying.
While I hadn't read more than an excerpt or two of the Discworld books before, if this is a good sample of the stories in them, I will want to check out the books in the future.

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mad64
Jan 31, 2012

My young teen boys and I enjoyed this 2 part story. There are many references that are not obvious. The story does drag a little at times.

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1fairwinds1
Jun 15, 2011

I did not like this movie the dry humor of the books was inane and boring in a movie it was also so long that I was bored half way through the first half. Although it was a good representation of discworld leave this one on the shelf.

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fruitbat11
Mar 20, 2013

fruitbat11 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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