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Apr. 29th, 2005 @ 10:01 pm The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy review
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Earth get destroyed to make room for an interstellar freeway, and two beings are the only ones to escape it's blast, Earthling Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and the Betelguisen Ford Prefect (Mos Def) They become tag-along partners to part-time president of the galaxy and full time git Zaphod Beeblebox (Owen Wilson look-a-like and Dubya sound-a-like Sam Rockwell) with the love interest Trillian (Zooey Deschanel) and my personal favorite character Marvin the Suicidally Depressed Robot (acted by Warwick Davis and voiced by Alan Rickman). They get into all sorts of hijinx and stuff. I dunno. It's terribly dificult to explain, and you wouldn't understand most of it if I told you. But that's not the point. The point is, this is a very funny movie. While not all the jokes (like say 98%) are gold, it's still quite funny. Even the protagonists getting slapped in the face for a minute is funny. It just works, like when Sideshow Bob on the Simpsons was smacked in the face by rakes over and over worked. A couple of mice being trying to perform a lobotomy on someone just works. It's all very funny. The movie is light hearted, and despite a galaxy of terribly cold people (Vogons whose poetry is worse then Jewel's, Huma Kavula...) it manages to still have a heart. You (well I did) genuinely feel sorry for Marvin after awhile for his horrible life. The special effects are quite good. I particurally liked how the Improbability Drive was used to cause all sorts of fun. It's a very funny movie. Don't listen to what the PAID critics say. They thought Pirates of the Caribean was ho hum too, remember?
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From:pleasant_muse
Date:April 30th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
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Oh, I'd tell you how the movie ends, but you're not going to like it.
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From:maxwelldemon96
Date:April 30th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
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:) hee hee.
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 30th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
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the problem is, that if you have read the books it just falls short, much is added to this one, like Johnny Ms character, the gun, hell lots off it. Its missing much of the fun of the book and added that love story, which is not as fun. I still liked it a lot, I just wish I had waited to read them untill after seeing it
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From:maxwelldemon96
Date:April 30th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)

I get where you're coming from

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I read the first book before I went to see it. Actually, I liked Johnny's character and apparently Dog wrote it in before he died. I liked the personality gun and a lot of the add-ins. Was what you wanted REALLY a direct from book to movie thing? I was reviewing it as a movie, not comparing to the book. And the fun the movie was missing was mostly narration that would've taken a very long time.
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 30th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)

Re: I get where you're coming from

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well after you have read the book its hard to seperate. I just found it lacked a lot of the greatness of the book, I really did like the movie, but it could have been much better, like if they had just done a direct version of the book. Hell they didn't even tell people why the towel was so important, and thats a weird fucking thing to leave out of that movie
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From:maxwelldemon96
Date:April 30th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)

Re: I get where you're coming from

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yee gads. Did you manage to have fun while you dissected the film to make sure it contained 100% of the the content of the book? I thought one of the funniest moments (and there were quite a few) was when oneof the guards ran away from Ford saying "oh no! He's got a towel!" Embrace the movie for what it was, instead of how close it toed to the book. I hope I wasn't this bad at the Stuart Little and Harry Potter films.
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From:chris2342
Date:April 30th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a PAID critic and neither are a bunch of friends I went to see it with and we all thought it was trash. Sorry.
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From:maxwelldemon96
Date:April 30th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
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You're right. I hated the movie. So there. I'm sorry.
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From:fairyfire1981
Date:May 4th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
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i went and saw it last night, and i think ur review of the movie is right on. i really enjoyed the movie, it kept me laughing, yeah sure the towel thing did seem weird, but who really cares, eh?