Friday, September 30, 2005

DVD Review: Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy

So the film adaptation of the book of the radio series finally got made, after the author had been working on it for god knows how long. So long, in fact, he got around to dying first.

It had some stuff from the book and some new stuff. I'm sure real fans would get all precious about this, but for the normal people amongst us who, you know, just enjoyed the daft story and the sense of humour, well, it's all good stuff and I enjoyed it. So screw you, squares.

It was pretty well cast - for example, Zooey Deschanel was not profoundly irritating, unlike Sandra Dickinson in the TV series. Even Martin Freeman was okay, although he did occasionally revert to his 'um, ah, um, ah, mmmm' persona from The Office and Love Actually.

Which reminds me - I gather this film was a joint-British production and as such it features a number of the usual (compulsory?) faces such as Chancellor, Nighy and Rickman. So where the hell was Andrew Lincon?

In short: Not as bad as they say.


At 4:35 pm, Blogger Larry Teabag said...

Yeah I agree with you - it was pretty good. Of course the problem is that having grown up with the books, radio series, TV series, etc. it didn't contain that much new material. Still I liked the John Malkovich character and the parts when they turned into knitting...

Thanks for the link by the way!


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