The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (*)

If you are a fan of the books or the animated series stop reading now. First, don’t panic. That is probably the only thing that I would say is cool about the movie. Why because I did not know anything about the book or history of it when I walked into the multiplex and chose this torture over the Interpreter. It was a big mistake to see this movie, I want my money and my time back. Do we have normality yet?

The story is interesting and could have been better portrayed by a cartoon, which I hear it already was. They should have left it there. I can basically ruin the movie for you in less than 5 minutes so here we go. Your house is going to be destroyed, but who cares, your planet is about to be destroyed. Your best friend happens to be an alien and he is going to save your tail, but all he does is keep getting you into deeper messes than you though possible. Ah the love part too, how could I forget, a girl you fall in love with ends up leaving with a dude that would have better represented by Fabio. The tale continues when you happened to be picked up by your dream girl and Fabio. It gets better; they are looking for the answer to existence, the mice in our planet are also looking to find it and they somehow are the ultimate villains. Did I mention there are dolphins too? If by this point you are not confused or irritated, then go ahead and watch the movie you are obviously a fan.

I say stay away from it if you can, I am sure a cable channel will eventually play it and you can get a chuckle or two from it. If you are a fan, I do not think less of you, just don’t try to explain it to me. The idea slapping was kind of humorous.

Logtar’s Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD

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5 comments on “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (*)

  1. The slapping thing was just so… pathetic, it freakin’ slapstick comedy, for God’s sake! Anyhoo, the movie is mildly entertaining for the average fan, boring and lame for the layman, and sabsolutely offensive and nerve wrecking for the hardcore fan. I myself found it mildly humorous.

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  2. Logtar, you are definitely a no-fan of HHGTTG. Nothing doing :-)
    Your review did not sound so very bad at all – pretty familiar story :-)
    From what I have read so far I think the problem with the movie is that it is not absurd and self-contradicting enough to really live up to the five-part-trilogy :-)

  3. heard of this in the book series.. it seems as if everything in books nowadays is converted to movies/films… so i can’t say if that movie is good.. πŸ˜‰ or not.. but i’m neutral, for a lack of a better word.. πŸ˜‰ but i like your rating system.. πŸ˜‰ hehe..

  4. Hey John, have you read the books? This is pure english comedy with a sci-fi twist. I was working on a project in the armpit of Georgia one July when my friend gave me the HHGTG book 1. I loved it. It made me forget about the crap I was in and I totally lost myself. To each his own I say, but I love Douglas Adams’ work. I think it’s brilliant. Ok, I give that Zaphod’s winking was a little too much, but Trillian was hot none-the-less. And you have to love Marvin! Marvin is my hero. He symbolizes how I feel sometimes at work… “I have the brain the size of a planet and he sends me to fetch these two…”

  5. I would have probably liked the movie a little bit better if I had read the books, I enjoy english comedy, heck my fav comedian is a Brit. I just thought the movie was poorly executed because it did not really do anything right. I think that fans might have felt shorted and non-fans were for the most part lost.

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