Going Postal

Going Postal

On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Running Time: 
252 minutes
Interesting Tidbits

Charles Dance (who plays Lord Vetinari) also appears in Game of Thrones as Tywin Lannister.

“Going Postal” is a hilarious and well written two part British tv series. It was adapted from Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels. This series follows con man Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) as he is saved from execution and given a second chance in life by Lord Vetinari (Chales Dance). Lord Vetnari wants Moist to revive the cursed and defunct post office. To make matters worse, Moist has to deal with Reacher Gilt (David Suchet), who runs the competing Clacks Communication System across the street and is doing everything in his power to keep the post office closed. What results is a fun and delightful DVD that I highly recommend and would watch multiple times.

After watching “Going Postal,” I was left speechless without any complaints. This DVD gets everything right. They have unique, and memorable characters, great music, wonderful costumes, great special effects, and an interesting story that ties everything together. From a parole office that’s a golem to a banshee assassin to a police sergeant that’s really a werewolf, this story had everything and anything you can think of. Each character added something to the story and were well placed and perfectly casted. The music was fitting for each portion of the plot and added more emotion to the events occurring.

Also, the costumes were flashy and different, but not cheesy making each character fit in with each other. A decent amount of CGI was used for this movie, but it was realistic and not in excess. My favorite special effects moment was when Moist was being chased by the letters in the post office and forced him to swim in the sea of letters. What I liked the most about “Going Postal” was how everything mentioned earlier fully immerses you in their universe and gives you a better understanding of what’s going on. The story did an excellent job of making sense of everything and lacked any dull moments and plot holes.

I was not sure what to expect from “Going Postal” because I have never heard of it, but it far exceeded my expectations. It’s a great mix of comedy, action, suspense and fun for the whole family. I tried, but could not find anything wrong or any issues with this DVD. For those reasons, I am giving this DVD an “A.”

Paul Arca
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