Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ...
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Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the flowery Magrat Garlick, the lively Nanny Ogg and their leader Granny Weatherwax find themselves dragged into royal politics. The king of Lancre, Verence, has been murdered by Duke Felmet and he has taken over control of the country (but he is trapped under the control of his over-powering wife - the Duchess.) However there are two problems, firstly the Duke hates Lancre and the actual kingdom of Lancre is pressing the witches to find a king that would take better care of it. The second and bigger problem is that Verence's baby son has escaped and has fallen into the hands of the witches prompting the Duke's fury towards the witches. The son must be protected but Granny doesn't want to get involved with the situation but it looks like she doesn't have a choice in the matter... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
I'm a longtime fan of Pratchett and his worlds, and that's why I write
to steer people away from this abomination. I give it a vote of 1 only
because I can't post negative numbers.
"Wyrd Sisters," the book is a complex interweaving of the plot of
"Macbeth", and the lives of the people of Lancre, but none of this
subtlety comes through in the adaptation: it's just a -pardon me- two
dimensional portrayal of the witches, and everyone else, as stock
figures that you can't possibly come to care about.
The animation is quite bad, on the level of a children's Saturday
morning cartoon show.
The voices don't fit the characters at all. Granny Weatherwas never
screeches - she has a hard flat voice that doesn't come through here at
The editing is non-existent. The producer and screenwriter simply took
the book and stuffed it onto film, so it appears disjointed and random.
As a result, a finely nuanced piece of literature comes through flat,
lifeless and annoying. If you're already a Pratchett fan, stay far away
from this ghastly thing, and if you're new to Discworld, don't judge
Pratchett's fiction by this movie. Go rent "Hogfather" or "The Colour
of Magic" for a real introduction.
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