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The Color of Magic (2008)
"The Colour of Magic" (original title)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  23 March 2008 (UK)
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As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey ... See full summary »

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As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate is being decided by the Gods playing a board game the whole time. Written by Anonymous

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Like Vadim Jean's previous Discworld film (Hogfather (2006)), there were problems with the set flooding due to heavy rainfall while filming indoors. See more »

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During the opening title scene, at the docks, several shots show a radio aerial and mast on the side of a building. (Electricity and radio are unknown on the Discworld.) See more »

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Death: Don't mind me. I've got a book to read.
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A very enjoyable "family" movie.
26 February 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Technically, this movie is very good. The effects are well done, with very high quality computer graphics for a "Made for TV" movie, that won't stand behind theatrical release movies. The outdoor scenes were all well produced, placing the actors in a "real" discworld. The customs and environment are in a child-movie style, because of the story's background (it came from a series of books made for children). But that doesn't mean low quality. It just adds to the comical overall feeling of the film. The actors followed this same comical/child-oriented line when playing their roles.

About the story, it never gets boring, and a lot of things happen to the main characters. They practically cross the world in a single adventure, including a journey in "outer space". Multiple parallel plots also take place. In the end, this 3-hour movie entertains you the whole time. The main motivation is very original: following the steps of the first tourist. And the world description is ironically fun.

This story has 2 main perspectives. From the Twoflower point of view, it's a story about having an open mind. One may have much fun and learn a lot when he keeps his mind open to new experiences. From the Rincewood point of view, it shows that one must have persistence; and also that, even in the face of failure, your value doesn't diminish. You're not defined by your failures and/or successes as perceived by the others.

In the end this is a family movie, worth watching by itself, and even more with your children (if you happen to have any).


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