Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Like a few others, I went and saw the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy this weekend. I took my parents (who were in town for a brief visit) and none of us had read the book or knew anything about it (except it's a cult classic). I've read a lot of criticisms about the movie today on blogs, but most seem to be related to the book vs. movie thing. IMO, the movie is rarely - if ever - going to be as good as the book.
We all enjoyed the movie and I laughed my ass off throughout. I thought the characters were great and the special effects were incredible. I'd see it again w/o reservations. However, I'm easy to please when it comes to movies - so you might want to take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Posted by Kris on May 03, 2005 at 02:43 AM MDT #
Posted by Maarten on May 03, 2005 at 05:58 AM MDT #
Posted by Bryce on May 03, 2005 at 07:30 AM MDT #
Bryce - yeah, I knew that Adams was involved in writing the script up until he died. I just wonder how much it was changed after he'd gone. I can't say for sure, but I'm guessing a heck of a lot. Whoever approved the final draft of the script clearly hadn't understood major chunks of what was going on. There are screaming, gaping, awful holes in the plot of that film. Plot writing wasn't Adams' strength but he was at least clear and consistent. If he were still alive, I don't think it would have appeared in that form.
Anyone who liked the film and hasn't read the book is going to assume I'm being snobbish. I can't disprove that, but I went along ready to be entertained and found myself very, very bored.
Posted by Kris on May 03, 2005 at 10:21 AM MDT #
Posted by Bryce on May 04, 2005 at 09:16 AM MDT #
Posted by 184.108.40.206 on September 05, 2007 at 05:37 PM MDT #