Monday, May 25, 2009

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 science fiction film based on the Douglas Adams book by the same name. We had seen this before but watched it again as part of our Towel Day observance.


The New York Times calls it "hugely likable". Slant Magazine doesn't like it at all. BBC has a mixed review, saying it "is not as bad as I had feared." Locus Magazine says it's "mostly charmless". Moria gives it bad marks with 1 star. Roger Ebert is confused, coming to the movie without having read the book. says,
It's a shame Adams didn't live to see this carefully cast and gently handled adaptation -- it captures the quizzical, quasi-spiritual nature of his book and manages to nail a surprising number of his dry little jokes, even some that you think could work only on the page.

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