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A Let Down,
This review is from: The Colour Of Magic [DVD]  (DVD)
After the first rate adaptation of "Hogfather", this was a serious disappointment. The direction was too plodding and I actually felt quite bored of it all by about half-way.
It might have helped if the characterisations were more convincing. As much as I admire David Jason's acting ability, by no stretch of the imagination can he play a "Rincewind-type coward". His acting persona (with the exception of Granville in "Open All Hours") is that of a self-confident Jack-the-Lad thumbing his nose at authority, perfect for Albert in Hogfather and all the other roles he plays, even as Inspector Jack Frost. To accept him as Rincewind needs too much suspension of belief.
The other disappointments for me were Tim Curry (who did not come across as a really serious schemer) and "Lord Vetinari" who, I felt, did not project the underlying menace that Terry Pratchett so successfully brings out in his writing.
Whereas I have watched "Hogfather" several times and will undoubtedly watch many more times, "The Colour of Magic" has been consigned to "the Archive" after its first outing.