03 June 2010 @ 02:06 am
"Bats don't have a homing instinct. Tragic, isn't it?"  
I think I'm in love with Ian Bonar.

Anyway, detailed below are my thoughts re: GOING POSTAL: THE MOVIE in the form of word vomit.

- They did Angua wrong :| Well, okay, I'm picky because C&A are my favorite Watchmen (aside from Nobby, of course), but she looked... not entirely like I've always pictured Angua. And a) she doesn't show off her werewolf form to ANYBODY, much less strip right down in the middle of the bar and face tackle docile criminals, and b) she's supposed to be able to pass as an actual wolf in wolf form, not That Walking Manwolf Thing that seems to be all the rage in werewolf movies lately. That Walking Manwolf Thing is a big pet peeve of mine and I wish everyone ever would knock it off werewolves are supposed to look like real wolves you guuuuuys. SRSLY U GUISE. U GUISE. SRSLY.


Yes, they probably wanted to be like, "Hey book fans! We are staying true to the mythology of the series see! Hey movie fans! We are expanding the world of the story by including a werewolf!" But really? I spotted Otto Chriek. I think including him without anything resembling an explanation covers BOTH THOSE BASES just fine.

- The cast was amazing. David Suchet and Andrew Sachs are old favorites of mine and they shone as Gilt and Groat. But I really loved Tamsin Greig as well (though I'm not sure what she was wearing) and now I sort of want to see The Truth with her and Dylan Moran as William even though William's always been Bradley Cooper in my head, but a lot of people are Bradley Cooper in my head. ...Yeah. All the people I'd never heard of before watching the movie were pretty fun as well. ESPECIALLY IAN BONAR.

- I thought whoever wrote this did a better job of writing a movie as opposed to transcribing the book than, say, whoever wrote Hogfather. HOWEVER. Due to certain things like my morbid adoration of DEATH and Michelle Dockery blowing me away as Susan and the fact that there was no emo inserted in the middle of Hogfather for no good reason, it's still my favorite of the movies.

- Seriously, the emo. It's not on. /judgmental.

I enjoyed Moist just fine as a wacky awesome conman, and Adora was more fun when she was just angry all the time at everything. And the whole weeping over her first cigarette thing was like... I'm honestly not sure what that was. Don't smoke, children. A single cigarette reduced the mean lady with the crossbow to a wretched puddle of goo on the floor.

- Vetinari looked so lonely without Wuffles. :C

- Overall, I liked it. I'll just fast forward through a scene or two on my next go-around.

:/ In other fandom-related news, I sat myself down with a transcript of Silence in the Library and imagined my way through a few scenes with everything as is, except that Jane Seymour was playing River Song. ...I liked it rather better.

It's 2am, so I'll leave it there or you'll get a rant you really don't want.
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[identity profile] ladyuranus.livejournal.com on June 3rd, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
1. You're a Who-dork.
2. I agree re:

-WTF Angua?
-Cigarettes make the mean lady all weepy
-Tamsin was awesome, let's do The Truth next!

Much better than the previous two, imho. (how can an opinion by humble, though?) However, it still felt a bit long and still had some weird bits on, like Angua. I loved how it did what the other two utterly failed to do, which is strike a balance between book and film. Otto is there, but they don't draw attention and they make things like the letters talking to Moist cinematic.

I loved the main couple-- great chemistry. And those dresses on Adora... omg. I'm not sure if they needed The Smoking Gnu at all, since Adora figured it out by herself, but I really appreciated how they managed to trim the book to its essentials. The stamps kind of went in and out of the movie, but meh.

Guards next. Or, as I said, The Truth. Or Making Money. Or give it a go with Death again, but keep this director and screenwriter on.

Also, did you notice that Pratchett's credited was "mucked about by?" Awesome.
[identity profile] mchinchilla.livejournal.com on June 7th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have been for many years now.

I don't want them touching the Watch books, they're too close to my heart :C THEY MUST DO THEM RIGHT OR NOT AT ALL and they didn't do Angua right so... so... I don't want them to make the Watch books. I want The Truth. OR THIEF OF TIME. I WANT THIEF OF TIME LIKE BURNING.

I actually really liked the Smoking Gnu and I'm glad they kept it. Because bats don't have a homing instinct :c

Yup, that's been his credit for all of them :3