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April 30, 2005

So Long and Thanks for the Few Fish


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I don’t usually do reviews on here, but I have to say that I found the new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie very disappointing. It was based on a hilarious series of books (which were based on a hilarious BBC radio series) that satirized science fiction with that trademark British absurdist wit. Much of the film’s acting was great (especially the guy who played Zaphod), and the funny bits were genuinely funny, but about two-thirds of the books’ rapid-fire gags were replaced by “let’s spell out the plot in a boring manner, just in case the audience is stupid”.

My only hope is that there are several hours of unused footage that they re-insert into a “Deluxe Special Squeeze More Money Out of the Die-Hard Fans” edition of the film on DVD.

All I’ve got left are the books themselves. And the radio show. And the TV series. And the video game. And I’ve heard there’s a comic book…

Posted by Jake on April 30, 2005 11:46 pm

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