I was actually really looking forward to seeing this. However, it has been a massive disappointment. It is actually one of the worst things I’ve seen, and most certainly the worst rendering of this story ever, and I include the Tom Cruise version, which was decidedly awful too.
I don’t really understand how they got it so wrong though. I mean, there’s a book. They read the book right? It doesn’t take much to get this right. They left out a load of stuff though. Stuff that was in the actual story, and they put in a load of stuff that wasn’t in the story. I’m not entirely sure why though.
It seems to me that this is a result of a very simple error that can be boiled down into a simple equation.
Original Story + Useless Additions – Cool stuff from the original = Crap Version
Sure, that’s probably an oversimplification, but basically it’s what happened, and it should have been totally avoidable.
As far as I can tell, no one (in their right mind) thought this was any good at all. I’d agree. However, if you’re interested in a far superior version, that is audio only, then you should try the version that Big Finish produced.
Now this is excellent. Really good and really enjoyable. I can thoroughly recommend it.