Firstly, if you haven’t seen Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece then you must absolutely watch the film before getting this TV series. The 1995 movie is arguably the greatest science fiction film of all time, and the TV version will simply ruin it.
The differences are stark.
A delicate balance in the original brings the audience along as we all wonder if time travel is real, or is this simply madness? The experiences of the characters are sharp and purposeful. Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis turned in the performances of their lives, and Madeleine Stowe is similarly integral to making the story click.
In this new TV series of the same name exposition and easy answers are the norm. Things progress too easily, too quickly, and with the light economy of just coming out and saying it. Everything cheap and disposable about the medium contrasts against the original.
Changes to the characters…
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