It’s Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
A dark and delightful fairy tale gone astray, courtesy of novelist Terry Pratchett. Not bad at all, considering it is a TV (2 part) movie. This was sort of like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).
Great story and good acting all around. This is a fantasy adventure that would entertain both young and old. Simple and yet carries principles of rules and order, this more than just your average family film.
The idea of Death taking Santa Claus or in this case The Hogfather’s place was hilarious. Death is always fun to laugh at, it’s healthy.
Great acting by leading lady Michelle Dockery and the creepy eyed guy with the whiny-kid voice. Death was cool, even though his jaw didn’t move when he spoke… it was still cool.
I haven’t read the book, but i knew i had to see this. Pratchett is the yin to the yang of Neil Gaiman, a writer who is well known for his dark fantasies.
Definitely gonna check out director Vadim Jean’s other Pratchett TV movie The Colour of Magic (2008).
Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
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