Monday, May 02, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Wow a disney/touchstone movie that kept to the original. I'm surprised.

Yep the old Douglas Adams Science Fiction book is one of the best movies out there. I don't see how this movie could be done until now. The special effects were awesome.

Really, how do you create on-screen a planet that creates other planets, custom made-to-order. Yes I'm talking about the legendary planet of Magrathea. Where It is discovered to be the home of the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. Oh wait the answer as EVERYONE knows is "42." It's the question we/they are looking for. And the little white mice running the experiments on us...only with today's special movie effects could we give them that believability.

One other thing the on-screen representation of Deep Thought is freakin' awesome...I'll let you see it for yourself...I won't give that away.

The dialogue was the same Douglas Adams wit we've all come to love. There were some added scenes that I don't recall being in the book/tv series or radio series but fit right in the movie as if Douglas Adams wrote them himself. From what I understand he may have. Just before he died he was working with Disney on this project. So Like usual he probably wrote extra stuff for the movie.

The "Heart of Gold" Spaceship which runs on the infinite improbability drive was awesome...although to the non-hitchiker it could have used a little more explaining. But they left room for the sequal: "The Restaurant at the end of the Universe". So go out and watch this awesome movie.

Here's what to expect:

  • Great Science Fiction / Special Effects
  • A philosophy of the meaning of life
  • A Great laugh or thousand

so go out and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I see you are a loyal fan of this movie,I was very surprised to find out there is hardly any MERCHANDISE available from Disney, but I did find an amazing T-SHIRT with the WHALE from Hitchhikers, and DOLPHINS !!! They have a $10 0ff sale today for Hitchhiker's fans only, but you are going to have to solve the clues firsts. Here it is>

    So Long!