Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Post by LoneBear » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:04 pm

I finally saw the remake of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Rather disappointing, particularly the acting (or, should I say, lack thereof...). Doesn't hold a candle to the original work, which did a very good job putting the book to film.

About the only part that gave me a chuckle was when they were in the Vogon administrative office, trying to get Trillian's death sentence cancelled via paperwork... the old "Marvin" from the original mini-Series was standing in the queue!

It is an interesting statement on how society has changed between the original and remake... the original was humorous, entertaining, and didn't take itself too seriously, given the philosophical point it was trying to make. The remake, however, was very childish, IMHO, and never got around to the true philosophy--too much concentration on bureaucracy. Though that may have been Adams point, whether the producers realized it or not.
I just thought you ought to know, I'm feeling very depressed.
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