The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.
This might be the worst movie I have ever seen. An hour in I was begging for it to be over. I took a nap for the last 30 minutes, which was the best thing that happened in the movie.
Even with the cheap and dated effects and alien suits the mini series is far superior and way more faithful to the books and radio series. While the books, BBC mini series and radio series all differ from each other, this version appears to have been done by someone that was only told about the books. The high points are mostly there but detail is lost and it goes off on tangents as well. Granted the effects are way better than the original. If you have not seen/heard/read the stories before much less are a hard core fan of them you would probably enjoy this version a lot more.
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy was recommended by a friend who's a physics student and I had absolutely no idea what to expect. After watching the film, I searched about it and there turned out to be a TV series and a book linked to the story so obviously I'm not a fan of the past work but I sure did love this movie! It's witty, creative, and adorable. I was amazed by the visuals and the actors perfected the scenes especially Sam Rockwell (Zaphod). The narrator's voice in the background is definitely a clever touch. It is the kind of film where you would question your existence as the closing credits screen rolls. Overall, it's an incredible one and definitely a must-watch!
The book was better, the radio show was better, and if you want to see it on screen the BBC version was great. Hollywood had great special effects and not much else, as it often does. Since half the humor of H2G2 is in the dinginess and incompetence or the entire universe, good SFX was actually a detriment.There are other problems, as well. Douglas Adams was quite dead by the time it came out, so a lot of ideas that would have probably been quite funny in his hands wound up as nothing but a whole sort of general mishmash. Some of the casting was at odds with the book descriptions, as opposed to the BBC version whose casting was so uncannily perfect that I suspect they were the people the characters were based upon.Tl;dr: watch the miniseries instead.