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(YouTube)   As compensation for The Watch, why not enjoy the official trailer for The Amazing Maurice. GNU Terry Pratchett   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-05-18 9:11:22 AM  
<watches trailer>

David Tennant is in this? My first thought was "Dangerous Beans?"

<checks IMDB>

Yes!
 
2022-05-18 9:33:48 AM  
Looks good.
 
2022-05-18 10:29:35 AM  

jasonvatch: <watches trailer>

David Tennant is in this? My first thought was "Dangerous Beans?"

<checks IMDB>

Yes!


And Hugh Laurie as Maurice?   This might indeed take away the nasty taste left by that abomination they called  The Watch.

/GNU Terry Pratchett
 
2022-05-18 10:47:02 AM  
I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*
 
2022-05-18 10:52:54 AM  

Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*


Seconded
 
2022-05-18 11:25:36 AM  
I don't remember a manic pixie dream girl, but it's been so many years since I read it.
 
2022-05-18 11:29:43 AM  
What do they call him?

(Woo woooooooo)
 
2022-05-18 12:05:32 PM  
For me, animation/illustration makes all the difference.
like i don't appreciate the original art style for the Invincible comics. So much a i wanted to, the story can't make me keep at art i don't like.

And I see the same thing here. I'm really not into the candy eyes sparkle shine clay skin cartoon style. For me that works better to juxtapose to something with a ton of gore and guts and dangerously scary tone.
but candy eyes + candy story + candy world = imagination diabetes.
i can't do it.
 
2022-05-18 12:08:52 PM  
SQUUEEEEEEE!
I actually laughed twice at the trailer.  it's off to a good start
 
2022-05-18 12:16:10 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded


Thirded

Like Monty Python, or Doctor Who, or the original The Office, the best British comedy requires a little bit of thinking to understand and appreciate. Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.
 
2022-05-18 12:18:49 PM  
The Watch was utter shiate, and I speak from experience.
 
2022-05-18 2:36:51 PM  
Terry Pratchett - Soul Music (Animated)
Youtube JIgE23LHgPQ
 
2022-05-18 3:21:03 PM  

Mr_Vimes: The Watch was utter shiate, and I speak from experience.


Heh, I clicked your profile guessing it was a brand new account to cash in on the Pratchett thread - boy was I wrong
 
2022-05-18 3:42:18 PM  

capn' fun: JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded

Thirded

Like Monty Python, or Doctor Who, or the original The Office, the best British comedy requires a little bit of thinking to understand and appreciate. Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.


But you see, Monty Python & Doctor Who were/are actually good.  If I had never read a word of Pratchett, then maybe, maybe, I could have enjoyed The Watch.  As it is, The Watch is to the books that "inspired" it as the "gold" crown the dragon tastes in "Guards, Guards" is to real gold.
 
2022-05-18 3:48:25 PM  

capn' fun: JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded

Thirded

Like Monty Python, or Doctor Who, or the original The Office, the best British comedy requires a little bit of thinking to understand and appreciate. Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.


Sorry, Monty Python, which is 90% jokes about fannies and men dressed as women, is your example of erudite dry British humor?

Barring a very few notable exceptions, most British comedy is Three Stooges meets the Chapelle Show. And The Watch was bad because it didn't even hit that level, while still being full of characters that it was impossible to care about. It's a travesty against Pratchett.
 
2022-05-18 4:29:08 PM  
Up.
Shut it.
My money.
Take it.
 
2022-05-18 4:32:17 PM  
I think I tried The Watch and was horrified. The Night Watch was my favorite series within Discworld, and that show abused the hell out of it.
 
2022-05-18 4:51:02 PM  

palelizard: I think I tried The Watch and was horrified. The Night Watch was my favorite series within Discworld, and that show abused the hell out of it.


Yup, had they changed names for everything and not had any references at all to anything Pratchett it probably would be an OK show
 
2022-05-18 5:34:09 PM  
capn' fun: Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.

Heh heh..."nut shots"...heh...

ahem
 
2022-05-18 5:37:40 PM  

sniderman: capn' fun: Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.

Heh heh..."nut shots"...heh...

ahem


Cat farts kind of sounds like cake farts
 
2022-05-18 5:57:12 PM  

skyotter: I don't remember a manic pixie dream girl, but it's been so many years since I read it.


In the book, she's the mayor's daughter and is the brains (for a given degree of brains) of the good guys.
 
2022-05-18 6:15:01 PM  

the_rhino: sniderman: capn' fun: Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.

Heh heh..."nut shots"...heh...

ahem

Cat farts kind of sounds like cake farts


How do you know what a farting cake sounds like?
 
2022-05-18 7:02:01 PM  
Finally, the long awaited sequel to the cinematic masterpiece of our time.

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2022-05-18 7:41:35 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded


Thirded.

It wasn't an adaptation of Pratchett,  but it was a decent riff with some of the same ideas.
 
2022-05-18 7:44:10 PM  

skyotter: I don't remember a manic pixie dream girl, but it's been so many years since I read it.


She's only one of the two human protagonists.  The story's really about Maurice and the rats.
 
2022-05-18 8:48:31 PM  
The lip-sync between sound and animation was a bit off, but hopefully they'll fix that before release.

Looks like it should be good.
 
2022-05-18 9:13:46 PM  

leeksfromchichis: JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded

Thirded.

It wasn't an adaptation of Pratchett,  but it was a decent riff with some of the same ideas.


I think it's a part of why I don't have as much of an issue enjoying things that so many others hate: I learned from a young age never, ever to expect a faithful adaptation.

Of anything.

Since that expectation is out of the way, I can simply watch each thing as an original piece on the same themes - less like what people think of as "remakes" or adaptations and more like a cover song, or a remix.

It may mean I enjoy dumb things, but I can live with that, and to be honest I seem a lot happier for it.
 
2022-05-18 11:17:25 PM  

Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*


The Watch is discworld fan fiction.

This doesn't make it inherently bad, but they went to great lengths to scrub as many Pratchett fingerprints as they could while still keeping it vaguely the same characters.
 
2022-05-18 11:19:04 PM  

PvtStash: And I see the same thing here. I'm really not into the candy eyes sparkle shine clay skin cartoon style. For me that works better to juxtapose to something with a ton of gore and guts and dangerously scary tone.


This tells me two things:

1. You haven't read the book.

2. They chose the right animation style.
 
2022-05-18 11:58:05 PM  

skyotter: I don't remember a manic pixie dream girl, but it's been so many years since I read it.


She was a person who read too many fairy tales and thought that that's how the world worked. May just be the trailer editing, but it looks like they significantly expanded her role.
 
2022-05-19 12:00:23 AM  

capn' fun: JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded

Thirded

Like Monty Python, or Doctor Who, or the original The Office, the best British comedy requires a little bit of thinking to understand and appreciate. Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.


Pratchett's daughter thinks The Watch is crap. I suspect she's very familiar with the source material.
 
2022-05-19 12:03:51 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: capn' fun: JolobinSmokin: Fart And Smunny: I actually kinda liked The Watch.

*ducks*

Seconded

Thirded

Like Monty Python, or Doctor Who, or the original The Office, the best British comedy requires a little bit of thinking to understand and appreciate. Americans read at a 7th or 8th grade level and most of our comedy is barely above giggling at nut shots or cats farting in dogs' faces.

Pratchett's daughter thinks The Watch is crap. I suspect she's very familiar with the source material.


Yeah I'd say she's something of an authority on the matter.
 
2022-05-19 12:19:05 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: skyotter: I don't remember a manic pixie dream girl, but it's been so many years since I read it.

She was a person who read too many fairy tales and thought that that's how the world worked. May just be the trailer editing, but it looks like they significantly expanded her role.


She (the character) worships at the Church of Narrative Causality.
 
2022-05-19 12:49:18 AM  
Fart And Smunny:

It's crap at being Discworld, but not actually unenjoyable.
 
TKM
2022-05-19 2:48:34 AM  
I remember The Watch.  Cool, I thought, I'll tell all of my friends.....

I've told no one.
 
2022-05-19 11:42:55 AM  

Discordulator: PvtStash: And I see the same thing here. I'm really not into the candy eyes sparkle shine clay skin cartoon style. For me that works better to juxtapose to something with a ton of gore and guts and dangerously scary tone.

This tells me two things:

1. You haven't read the book.

2. They chose the right animation style.


Are you saying this movie is based on a book and you expcet it will show graphic gore and guts like invincible?
 
2022-05-19 12:16:35 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Fart And Smunny:

It's crap at being Discworld, but not actually unenjoyable.


That's more or less my position as well. Certainly, it didn't live up to its potential as an adaptation of Discworld in general (only barely touching on the glorious absurdism of those works) or of The Watch in particular, but I still found it vaguely fun to, uh, Watch.
 
2022-05-19 12:48:32 PM  

PvtStash: Discordulator: PvtStash: And I see the same thing here. I'm really not into the candy eyes sparkle shine clay skin cartoon style. For me that works better to juxtapose to something with a ton of gore and guts and dangerously scary tone.

This tells me two things:

1. You haven't read the book.

2. They chose the right animation style.

Are you saying this movie is based on a book and you expcet it will show graphic gore and guts like invincible?


Can't say much without going deep into spoiler territory.

It's not Invincible level of violent, and I don't know what will be shown. The book, though, draws inspiration from the old brothers Grimm stories more than the cleaned up versions.
 
2022-05-19 1:57:05 PM  

Discordulator: PvtStash: Discordulator: PvtStash: And I see the same thing here. I'm really not into the candy eyes sparkle shine clay skin cartoon style. For me that works better to juxtapose to something with a ton of gore and guts and dangerously scary tone.

This tells me two things:

1. You haven't read the book.

2. They chose the right animation style.

Are you saying this movie is based on a book and you expcet it will show graphic gore and guts like invincible?

Can't say much without going deep into spoiler territory.

It's not Invincible level of violent, and I don't know what will be shown. The book, though, draws inspiration from the old brothers Grimm stories more than the cleaned up versions.


I don't care about spoilers.

And what part of the lens of who is making the for profit product here, did you want to suggest will get dark enough to be teen/adult material and not just all family fun for kids of all ages, the way the candy eyes seem to be selling it?I mean do you legit believe anything you can see in your minds eye form the book that is all that is going ot be on the screen in full detail 1:1 for movie audiences?I mean  if the candy eyes are the juxtpositoin to what unfolds on screen i probably would want to see that.but nothing about the ad seem to suggest anything but WYSIWYG about it all.
 
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