Movie review: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galax
June 1, 2010 2:18am CST
When the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy finally hit the big screen, I was pretty excited. I had always been a big fan of the series, and the movie rights had been tied up in development and legal hell for decades. Finally, it was here, in all its glory. But some people seemed to be rather disappointed by the whole thing. They felt it let down Douglas Adams' vision of the Guide. Which is odd, because Adams' vision of the guide changed so often over the years, the only thing you could have reliably said about the movie in advance would be that it would be completely different to anything preceding it. Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/bPfLtw
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1 Jun 10
I never bothered to go to the cinema to see the film, because I had heard so many poor reviews about it. The original tv series was fantastic and I dont want to ruin my memories of that. The various versions follow the same basic plot but they are in many places mutually contradictory, as Adams rewrote the story substantially for each new adaptation. Throughout all versions, the series mostly follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman although the story also follows the adventure of other major characters: Ford Prefect, an alien from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse who is a researcher for the eponymous guidebook; Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford's semi-cousin and the Galactic President; Marvin, the Paranoid Android, a depressed robot, and Trillian, formerly known as Tricia McMillan, a woman Arthur once met at a party in Islington and the only other human survivor of the Earth's destruction.