29 December 2008

Radar Blips - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Year: 2005

The Players: Tim from The Office UK, Mos Def, Jovie girlfriend to Elf, and of course Willow in suit voiced by Severus Snape

The Take: $51 million

Is there a lot of hitchhiking in this?: Not as much as you may think. The main character does a little hitchhiking when earth gets blown up * end spoiler. The guide is like a know-it-all computer that fill in the viewer on the background of strange galactic encounters.

Why you should see it: The scenes with the guide are pretty much the best part of the film. There is a lot of nonsensical whimsy that didnt seem to play out that well. The book on which this is based comes off a bit more clever. The over the top opening sequence of dolphins saying, "so long and thanks for all the fish" was another good takeaway moment. The trailer, presented guide style, is actually quite worth checking out. Too bad the movie wasnt more like the trailer.

1 comment:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Not a big fan of the film, I much prefer the BBC TV show !!