That's why I want to become a film director
Scrawny, tall and thin. Just going on thirty... That's my Rincewind. Not to mention more than capable of RUNNING away from EVERYTHING. Sorry, but David Jason just isn't up to it!!
I also didn't like Tim Curry as Trymon either. I always imagined him to be the same age as Rincewind - isn't he young and ambitious, and drinks hot water? XD
In any case, I didn't get the feel of the book in the films at all. I thought it just went... well, mainstream would probably suit it. Instead of this bizarre and twisted world, it came across as your standard "ooh! ahh!" fantasy film (cue comparison to Golden Compass film interpretation) and just lost any power and humour the books had.
The other thing with David Jason is this: it's not even that he didn't play the role well, but the thing that annoys me me most is the way they changed the character. It seems to me that making him an old man was the easy way out, the "perpetual student" to the letter. And it just makes for cheap laughs, seeing an old man hanging from his boots in a duel to the death or whatever... Personally, I thought it was a parody of itself.
I don't know if anyone else has said this already, since I'm not about to read through eleven pages
I just checked the first and the last. But that's my opinion.
I didn't actually know there was a Going Postal film coming out... any news on who will be playing in it??