Finally, finally, finally, they got it just right.
Hogfather was a good (if slow paced) dramatic representation with weak (dare I say cheap?) production that let the plot dominate the humour. A mistake in my opinion.
TCOM had better production but bordered on the realms of silliness (which maybe indicative of the 'time and place' the first two books were written) but still wasn't something I would show my non discworld reading friends as to 'why' Terry Pratchett is a genius and turn them onto the books.
Going Postal however was a huge soaring success. The pace, script, humour, plot, acting, sets and production were all just . . . . superb, and there was room for real emotional growth too! The Moist/Adora love story was tantalising to watch.
It's a shame they didn't opt for 'Making Money' as the next production as the actors shone so brightly in this adaptation that they should be back on screen.
Yes, there were some changes and some new plot lines but it didn't lose it's spirit at all. It's the celluloid after all, if Peter Jackson can chuck Aragorn off a cliff, then I'm sure Vadim Jean can pull the odd clacks wire in a different direction . . .
My one tiny gripe was the Golems. They looked so . . rubbery and were for some reason modelled on Marvin the Paranoid Android from the British TV version of Hitchhikers. No biggie, but as much as I enjoyed the humanisation of them in the voice acting, I do feel Golems would/should be more impassive . . . .
Out of the three Sky movies though, this one IS the closest to Discworld. so far.
A proper must see