Hogfather

Hogfather

DVD - 2007
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It's the holiday of Hogswatch in the parallel universe of Discworld, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone--or something-- wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track before humanity loses all hope.

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Janice21383
Sep 01, 2014

A little Terry Pratchett for me goes a long way. This live action version dilutes the whimsey to tolerable human levels, and is well-paced and thought out. Featuring a number of actors who made me happy to see again. Recommended for Douglas Adams fans and cynical teenagers, around Xmas time.

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adam1999
Dec 05, 2013

a real Christmas classic. even if you've never seen any discworld movies before you should watch this one. Again, great performance by Death, and many interesting characters, including the wizards, Banjo, and Mr. Teatime (pronounced Te-A-TA-m-E).

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forever_ice17
Oct 16, 2013

Wise words from the Grim Reaper.

leyounger Jul 15, 2013

What a bummer. I love Terry Pratchett and Michelle Dockery and I was prepared to love this movie, but I couldn't make it past Part 1. Dull.

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astrocreepy
Mar 11, 2013

Really good adaptation of a great book. Really brought to life by great visuals, acting and humour. Even though it is labelled a family film i think it may be a little too dark and scary for younger audiences. I will agree with the comment on part 1 being a little better than part 2 but i loved it a lot.

theorbys Oct 25, 2012

Five stars for part 1 but only 3 stars for part 2. Part 2 had too many dull scenes that were rather long. Still, it is well worth watching.

unbalancedbutfair Aug 16, 2012

I cannot imagine that the film adaptation could have been done better. As far as film adaptations go it was brilliant and, as I said, I don't see much room for improvement but it still fell short of the book somehow. I enjoyed it having read the book first. I'd recommend it in that order. Read the novel. Then watch the movie.

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hgibbins
Dec 24, 2011

I agree with the other three commenters. This is an excellent adaption of a good book. I wish they'd make more of them (the Colour of Magic is the only other one I'm aware of, and it is good too).

neko Feb 17, 2010

An excellent telling of a great book. When Death is part of the family you never know what might happen next. Terry's cameo is a delight to watch

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nightshift
Dec 11, 2009

Amazingly good movie. I am a huge Pratchett fan so when I found this movie I was a little skeptical. Most adaptations from books to movie really are horrible, so was dreading a hatchet job on this one. However, they made a really good movie complete with the wisdom and insight from the book. The characters were pretty much how I had them in my head while reading the book, even down to the voice of Death.

If you are a Pratchett fan, definitly suggest this movie.

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adam1999
Dec 05, 2013

There were so many good ones it was just too hard to choose.
-"Stuff just happens, what the hell."
-"My name's Teatime. Jonathan Teatime. What's yours?"
-"...and this is Banjo." "Can it do tricks?" "He can pick up 2 men by the neck."
-"And in exhibit B, we have Banjo. He can do tricks!"
-"Our Mam said-" "Ah, to hell with your mam!"
-I'm the O Godly God of Hangovers."
-"Albert, just how much have you had to drink?" "1 million 800 thousand (something) glasses of cherry, 800 thousand (something) pork pies, and 1 turnip." "Well it looked pork pie shaped.."

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