Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Post by Lou » Mon May 02, 2005 8:05 am

I read the 5 part trilogy. I saw the British mini series produced by the BBC (during a PBS pledge drive), and now I've seen the movie. I had high expectations for this. I was a little disapointed. They didn't go to the restaurant at the end of the universe, nor did they tell you what the question to the answer of life, the universe, and everything was. I won't give away the answer to those who haven't read the book. The British mini series did show that when they were about to crash, the computer started singing "you'll never walk alone." They left that out in the film version. That was my favorite part of the first book.

I liked it, but I thought it could have been better.

Anybody else go see this. I'd recommend going to a matinee, and not pay full price for this.
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Tue May 03, 2005 7:05 am

I liked it but it was really odd. I think when it comes out on video I will have to watch it a few more times to really know what I felt about it. Sam Rockwell and John Malkovich ruled!
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Post by behindspace » Wed May 04, 2005 1:52 pm

ill see it on sat. :cheers:
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Post by Latte Thunder » Wed May 04, 2005 7:56 pm

I thought it was boring. I've read all but Mostly Harmless and these books hold a special place in my heart. I didn't not like it because it veered away from the original plot, but mostly because the Adams absurdity just didn't work well on screen.

The non book parts of the movie were not particularly funny, the best parts of the book were glossed over in favor of a running plot involving far too much Vogons. It just wasn't very funny.

On the upside, it wasn't entirely terrible. Sam Rockwell as Zaphod is a high point in the movie. While he kicks the clueless arrogance deep into overdrive and over does it, he's still funny. Also, Alan Rickman as Marvin was great, the only problem being that there wasn't enough of him.

Also, old school fans will recognize the original Marvin costume waiting in line at the Vogon office. That made me smile. But in the end, it's just a waste of time. I had to force myself through it.

What could have been.

At least I still have the books.
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Post by behindspace » Fri May 06, 2005 12:15 pm

killer movie.
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Post by MaggotExistence » Mon May 09, 2005 12:06 pm

IT WAS COMPLETE CRAP. No movie by those fucks in hollywood will ever come close to the hilarity of the books.
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Mon May 09, 2005 12:17 pm

I guess I will have to put those books into my reading rotation! I have never read them
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Post by Latte Thunder » Mon May 09, 2005 4:42 pm

MaggotExistence wrote:IT WAS COMPLETE CRAP. No movie by those fucks in hollywood will ever come close to the hilarity of the books.

Actually, Douglas Adams wrote the script way back in the 80's.
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Post by steven_millan » Thu May 12, 2005 1:26 pm

I'm still too deep into vivid memories of the BBC series to even feel like going to see this,yet I find it very funny that this film barbequed the "xXx" sequel's sorry ass along the hot coals. :D :D


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