Hitchhiker’s Guide

Go see it!Fair warning (And I knew this going in): It’s loosely based on the book (And does not go past the first book). A lot of plot elements are shared, a lot of plot elements are added. Being it’s only a two hour long movie, a lot of nifty parts were cut.
But it’s still a damn good movie. Especially good for dates. Go see it.

8 Responses to “Hitchhiker’s Guide”

It’s a good movie to see with those you cherish.
There are some hardcore Hiker-nerds out there, but, you know, I first read those books in fourth grade, I own the BBC miniseries, I have the radio series on mp3 (and the scripts on my bookshelf), I have read everything else by Douglas Adams (Including “Last Chance to See” and “The Deeper Meaning of Liff”), I read Neil Gaiman’s biography of him (“Don’t Panic”, the 1992 edition), and “Salmon of a Doubt”. My nerd-dom is complete. And I say those others are just whiney bitches.

Owen - May 2nd, 2005 at 6:15 am

Oh believe me, I plan to. Towel in hand, in fact. But I’m waiting a week so I can see it with those I cherish… This is going to be a LONG week. 😉

It makes me glad that most of my friends seem to like the movie adaptation, I was really worried.

Paradoxdruid - May 1st, 2005 at 8:58 pm

I heard a dirty, dirty rumor that the towels were cut out. Is that true?

ShortSpeedFreak - May 2nd, 2005 at 5:33 pm

I will admit to be the one passing this dirty rumor, but have since heard conflicting reports, and would therefore like to see this cleared up. Also I was curious if any of the people who had seen it had thoughts on how well the movie would stand on it’s own. My sister hasn’t read the books but seems interested in checking out the movie.

mcmillan - May 2nd, 2005 at 7:08 pm

Towels are significantly de-emphasized. The Guide entry doesn’t show up 🙁
It stands on its own.

Owen - May 3rd, 2005 at 8:36 am

Oh well, there were lots of other good things they had to keep space for too, I’m sure. For those who haven’t seen it yet, they’ve got an “amusing official website.”:http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/

Teisha - May 3rd, 2005 at 2:08 pm

I dragged a number of people along who have not as of yet read the books (although I now keep a copy of the first book in my office to offer people at any moment) and they enjoyed the movie. Certainly some parts are more interesting if you have read the books, but as long as your sister likes that sort of humor I think she’ll enjoy it.

Laika - May 5th, 2005 at 12:28 pm

Yes! Tomorrow I finally get to go see the H2G2 movie! Glad it seems to have worked out pretty well… I’ll be proudly displaying a towel and perhaps a digital watch, foolish though that may be.

Paradoxdruid - May 6th, 2005 at 8:19 am

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