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Plot: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Runtime: 109 mins Release Date: 29 Apr 2005
I was lucky enough to win a seat at the world premiere and its a great film close enough to the book but with subtle and not so subtle changes the effects are as good as they come the dialogue is almost as good as the original radio play all in all a great film i don't know what the age rating will be but i would be happy to take my kids along. the vogons are Ugly they are meant to be roll on the next one restaurant at the end of the universe here we come steven fry is a great narrator the android is in true marvin form the one missing bit is the doors don't change personality as they <more>
do in the book this doesn't spoil the film it is just a missing detail i hope they have great success with the film and make a shed load of cash then as i said we get the sequels
Excellent and fitting tribute to Douglas Adams (by stormtrooper_in_stilettos)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie is good. Really good. You just won't believe how vastly, staggeringly, jaw-droppingly good it is. I mean, you might think that Lord of the rings was an excellent way to reinvent a much-loved franchise by people who well-intentioned, completely understood what made the original popular - but that's just peanuts to the Hitchhiker's movie. Listen.and so on....I just saw this film this morning at a special preview in Manchester and I have to say that it was definitely worth waiting for. It is by no means the best film ever made but it was <more>
the best way to convert the book to the big screen. OK it has its problems, there are bits missing from the book and events have been re-written slightly but there one thing you must remember when it comes to the work of Douglas Adams.Each version of hitchhikers radio, book & TV is different And so is this one. Also you must remember that this version of Hitchhikers was written by Douglas Adams before he died and therefor any fan who slags it off is simply slagging their favourite book and author. Yes there are some things I would have done differently. I would have put in more of the actual dialogue from the book, more witty remarks, made Zaphod look different, and put more dialogue from 'the guide' back in. But some of these we may get in the DVD release.But you must remember that movies must make money and not everyone gets Adam's work or finds it funny, my ex girlfriend for example. Great sense of humour, very intelligent but she just didn't think that Hitchhikers was funny, amusing but not funny. SO this film has settled for some more mainstream jokes in order to appeal to all viewers. However there is of course material that only fans will get, and thats what makes it good. watch out for the Heart of Gold leaping at the end of the film, and the vogon fishing game to see what I mean .All in all I liked this film, it was a good attempt and in my opinion the only way they could have made it to suit the majority. Go see it and keep an open mind and you will love it
I am a big fan of the series. I have the original broadcast on mp3 and have the BBC TV series too, as well as the ultimate book collection with all of the books from the series in one. It is practically my bible, not only because it's such a great story, but because of how accurately it reflects our lives, even though we all get blown up and are no part of the story...If you are going to this movie with the expectation to recite the book along with it word-for-word, you will probably be disappointed. But if you want to see a Douglas Adams movie, you will leave the theater fully <more>
satisfied!! I was really, REALLY worried I was going to hate this film, because it is a Disney film BLEH! , but the screenplay was indeed written by Douglas Adams and it shows! It was a really good translation; if you liked Holes and weren't disappointed with the movie translation, you will probably definitely enjoy this one! The sharp wit of Adams is present in every scene, as are the most important and humorous elements of the book. I started to worry when some parts started to trail away from the storyline of the book, but then it got right back on track, and looking back, there isn't a thing I would change.Like most people are saying, it is different from the book. But it holds its own as a great movie too! This is an EXCELLENT rendition of the classic story, and I enjoyed it immensely! Go see it, and don't forget your towel! -SelArom
Well, I'm not a film reviewer. I'm not really a fan of film reviewers as their job involves pretending that there is an objective standard that governs how much everyone will enjoy a film well, some of them are smart enough not to dress their opinion as anything else . Everyone enjoys films in different ways and I like to use my own judgment to decide if a film is worth my time or not well, that and the opinions of a few trusted individuals who's taste in films is very similar to my own .So this isn't a review, it's just my honest reaction to the film and you may judge <more>
for yourselves if my opinion is likely to be similar to your own.I loved it. There were a couple of small points that I wasn't happy with but there was so much that I really enjoyed that I left the cinema very happy indeed. It has a very frantic pace, especially when compared to the glacial pace of the TV series. But, in my opinion, it works.I'll now talk about different aspects of the film.The Cast. Each member of the cast has brought a new interpretation of their character to the film but they are still definitely the same characters. Martin Freeman is very funny but also very human. He's less of a caricature of Britishness than Simon Jones's interpretation.Mos Def is an excellent laid back Ford who occasionally has slightly manic David Dixon style moments. I don't think everyone will like his delivery of some of the lines as he can be very dead-pan at times but I found him very watchable and likable.Sam Rockwell's Zaphod is either lovable or irritating depending on your loony-tolerance. I found his over-the-top performance was just perfect for Zaphod, and frequently had me in stitches.Zooey Deschanel. Mmmm....Zooey. She's the best Trillian ever! She's adorable, funny, charming, intelligent and finally has an emotional depth that was missing from all other incarnations. She works well with both Zaphod and Arthur and their interactions were believable.Bill Nighy gave a performance that managed to be nothing like Richard Vernon's yet at the same time definitely Slartibartfast. Very funny. Very human.Stephen Fry is someone who I new would be good. He has the intelligence needed to get the delivery right and a mysterious gentle voice like God has popped round for a cup of tea .The Effects, sets and puppets. Wonderful. I loved the Vogon puppets, it made them seem much more real than any CG character yes, even Gollum . The sets looked great and there is one nice tracking shot down a Vogon corridor that shows just how huge the set was. Every set is packed with detail, I cannot wait for the DVD. The Magrathea 'factory floor' is breathtaking - especially on the big-screen. Zaphod's second head isn't brilliantly executed but it didn't bother me much.The Guide entries. I'm a big Shynola fan. I was extremely excited when I learned that they would be doing the guide entries. I wasn't disappointed - the guide entries look great and are packed with the inventive wit that characterises Shynola's work. The way they visually interpret the words of the guide entries is very clever and matches the wit of the original animations in the TV series but with a more modern approach.The Music. The Dolphin song at the start was wonderful. Call me a softy but a couple of the lines nearly brought a tear to my eye. The music for the guide entries fit really well. The new orchestrated version of Journey of the Sorcerer is great. I was too wrapped up in the experience to really notice the music, I'll have to see it again or buy the soundtrack ! Editing. The film flies along at an incredible pace but for me it never suffered from the 'why are we here now?' problem that some film The Phantom Menace suffer from. I really couldn't tell you how someone new to Hitchhiker's Guide might react. The destruction of the Earth is particularly well handled, managing to be both funny and moving.Stuff I didn't like. Not much really. Part of me craves for the inclusion of things that other parts of me recognise will make the film less effective. One thing that I felt was a shame is that certain added plot elements make the story less bleak. These plot elements actually come from later books in the series so they weren't un-Hitchhiker-y but they contributed to a more optimistic story than I am familiar with from other versions. But this is a minor quibble and it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the film. Though I really liked Zaphod, I didn't really like the second head. It didn't work as well as it might have. Still, it was preferable to a shoulder-mounted permanent extra head - which would have been wrong for many reasons.Conclusion. It is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reborn with a new energy. It is lighter than previous incarnations but still retains most of what I love about the story. It also adds a brilliant level of visual inventiveness that matches the aural inventiveness of the original radio series. People expecting the TV series but with better effects will be disappointed. This is a new beginning. The Hitchhiker's Guide is alive again, it is an enormous shame on a galactic scale that Douglas isn't here to enjoy it. The huge applause after the film showed I wasn't alone in having a good time.Also, the film contains my favourite line. It previously only occurs in the second radio series as far as I know and is moved to a different occasion but I was dead chuffed when I heard it!
First, let me start by saying that this is a funny film.Like many others, I suspect, I was worried by the MJ Simpson negative review, but having seen the film I can't really understand what all the fuss was about.Personally, I am very happy that this version contains the new material. I don't want to sit in the cinema watching a line by line copy of the radio play, book, or TV series. Each of those stand by their own merit, and each were good largely because of the new material they contained.I think the cast did an excellent job, and although Zaphod wasn't quite how I pictured <more>
him, Sam Rockwell brought a freshness to the part which largely works. His portrayal of Zaphod as a guy who "thinks he is cool", rather than "is cool" works pretty well, and once you get over the southern drawl, he soon settles as a character. Ford is beautifully played, as are all the major characters.Admittedly, some of the criticisms that were voiced by Simpson have some justification, but most were simply overstated to support his general vitriolic attack on the "purity" of the film.In summary, go to see this film and don't worry.I'm looking forward to the DVD and I have all my fingers crossed for a sequel.Martin
It's a known fact that the movie adaptation of Hitchhiker's has been up in the air for some years now. Passing from the hands of one director to the next James Cameron, Spike Jonze and Jay Roach , it wasn't until the idea landed in front of Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith that things truly started to take shape.Douglas Adams died from a heart attack in 2001, but after reading the books, watching the film and drawing a comparison, it's clear that Adams would've accepted this adaptation of the TV series of the computer game of the radio series wholeheartedly.Martin <more>
Freeman is an inspired choice as the face of Arthur Dent. He's an everyman, his slightly vacant, permanently confused facial expression which we've all come to recognise from his role in The Office , truly becoming from a man who's trying to make sense of what's Out There, which happens to be similar to, though on a slightly larger scale than what's Down Here. And stupider.Admittedly, it would've been nice to see more English talent taking on the roles from Adams' well loved creation. Steven Fry is THE Guide, the quintessential voice of logic and good-humoured reasoning in the Universe. Bill Nighy makes a great Slartibartfast, coming across as the kindly, if a little absent minded, genius that I've always imagined. And Alan Rickman providing his nasal drones to Marvin the Paranoid Android worked to near perfection.That's not to say that the American cast isn't great. Mos Def and Zooey Deschanel are excellent as Ford Prefect and Trillian, but it's obvious that it's Sam Rockwell who's having all the fun, relishing his role as the over-excitable, reminiscently hippie-rockstar Ex-President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox.So all in all, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a great experience. Non-Adamites will love it, as will the die hard fans. It's such a shame that its creator had to bow out before his beloved creation came to life, but due to his input into the movie script the character Humma Kavula, played by John Malkovich, was written by him especially for the movie , his enthusiasm still lives on.Want to go to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe now, please.
It is wonderfully refreshing to see an intelligent adaptation of a well-loved book which manages to be innovative and highly entertaining. I saw the film last week, and after having seen the television adaptation as a child I did not have my fond memories shattered. The eccentricity of the story and characters have remained intact, and the Monty Pythonesque humour has been enhanced with even more surreal flights of fancy. Although funded by the US, this is a very British film and those who are fans of the new Dr Who, League of Gentleman and Little Britain are well catered for here. The film <more>
will not appeal to everyone, but those who love the book and intelligent, original comedy will have a fantastic time.
This is a good and faithful recreation of Hitchhikers (by amachalepis)
This is a good and faithful recreation of Adams' brilliantly sketchy radio series. Not surprising as Adams wrote the screenplay and was on the verge of having his dream realised when he suffered a fatal heart attack. A fitting credit at the end of the film "For Douglas" serves as a gentle reminder of the genius we have all lost. As for the film, many of the original and wonderful lines thankfully remain and the plot is largely unchanged. There's a new character or two written in for the film by Adams himself and they add to the overall story. John Malkovich is great albeit <more>
very briefly as religious leader Humma Kavula. Sam Rockwell, Mos Def and Martin Freeman all carry off their characters with wit and style whilst I felt Zooey Deschanel looked a little out of her depth. At times her dialogue seemed to get lost and her character seemed weaker than Sandra Dickinson's interpretation in the radio and TV series. Bill Nighy marries his own idiosyncrasies into the character of Slartibartfast seamlessly. Simon Jones makes a welcome cameo appearance as a holographic warning system. Stephen Fry steps well into the shoes vacated by Peter Jones as the "Guides" voice and you feel as if you are in safe hands. The "Guides" animated sequences are wonderfully reminiscent of Saul Bellow and though simple they are hilarious. For a feature directorial debut Garth Jennings does a grand job. I was half expecting the pop video influence to be apparent, but thankfully it wasn't. Lastly but not leastly a special mention has to go out to Jim Henson's creature workshop, this is probably the best work they have ever done in a feature, and that's saying a lot, given their success.
Don't Panic! Douglas Adams' legacy has been turned into a delicious acid-trip of a movie, featuring love, aliens and the answer to life, the universe and everything. (by charlismorgan)
Douglas Adams turned his sci-fi phenomenon, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy into a hit radio and TV series, a five-part trilogy of novels and a BAFTA-winning computer game, but complained making it into a movie was like "trying to grill a steak by having a succession of people blow on it". After a 20-year battle with Disney to get the film made - and a day after a planet was named after the story's protagonist Arthur Dent - Adams died of a heart attack. Fans rushed to their nearest webring to console each other when they discovered the bum-clenchingly great scripting <more>
responsibilities had been passed on to Karey Kirkpatrick, the brains behind fluffy kiddie flick, Chicken Run. To make matters worse, Terry Gilliam and Jay Roach passed the honour of directing the film to Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith, two movie first-timers who made their livings as production duo Hammer & Tongs - the company behind music videos for REM, Supergrass and Pulp among others. But Don't Panic! As Robbie Stamp, Adams' pal and the movie's executive producer, rightfully says, "The cast and crew rose to the challenge and created the perfect tribute to Douglas."The film carefully brings the story into the noughties without incurring the wrath of Hitchhiker fans, and adds enough smug nods in their direction to keep them happy. They will relish whispering to their unimpressed cinema neighbour, "Look, Douglas Adams' face is in that shot" or "That's Marvin the Paranoid Android from the TV series." And for the uninitiated, there's an acid-trip of a movie featuring love, aliens and the answer to life, the universe and everything. A galaxy of stars were enlisted to bring the mind-boggling story to the big screen, including Martin Freeman, who reprises his superb Everyman role from The Office to play Arthur Dent, a tea-loving Londoner who becomes the last man from Earth, following its destruction to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Mos Def proves not all hip-hop stars are fist-gnawingly embarrassing as actors, in his part as Ford Prefect, a revoltingly cool alien who accompanies Dent on his hitchhiking adventure around the universe.The unspeakably delicious Zooey Deschanel provides the love story that was sadly lacking in Adams' script drafts. She plays Trillian, the last surviving humanoid female, who finds herself caught in an unsavoury love triangle between Dent and Zaphod Beeblebrox, the President of the Imperial Galactic Government and owner of three arms, two heads and one planet-sized ego. And if you've ever wondered what Freddie Mercury and George Bush's lovechild would be like and frankly, who hasn't? watch Sam Rockwell's extraordinary portrayal of Beeblebrox. As Rockwell testifies, "I studied footage of US presidents and rockers for this role until I tasted blood."The essential Britishness of the film is provided by the delectable Stephen Fry and Bill Nighy, who are more English than chips, awkward dinner parties and halitosis.Who better to voice The Guide, a book which contains all the knowledge in the universe, than bulging-brained Fry, who uses the perfect amount of middle-class haughtiness, irony and intelligence to narrate the delightfully complicated story.And Nighy can't fail as planet builder Slartibartfast who, as every nerd knows, won an award for creating the twiddly bits around Norwegian fjords because he based the world-weary alien on the nation's best-loved character, Bill Nighy.I almost missed out one character, insane religious leader Humma Kammula, a new character Adams wrote especially for John Malkovich. He is easily forgotten because despite his amusing dialogue, the special effects drown out his performance, preventing him from doing the honour justice.But fans will forgive this small transgression, for the pleasure of seeing a beast of a movie which has defied the laws of the universe to make it onto the big screen.Jennings and Goldsmith have proved that despite their movie virginity, the first time isn't always messy, awkward and disappointing, it can also be earth shattering, amusing and very, very satisfying.