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Don't be scared,
This review is from: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy [DVD] (DVD)
We are walking on hallowed ground so I must explain that I grew up with and enjoyed the BBC Series of this and still have it on VHS. I was bought the books last christmas and will no doubt enjoy them too. Now here's the bit I'm going to pay for, I now own the DVD of this remake and would recommend it to anyone looking for something "different" as one of the other reviewers called it.
Make the most of this film because it is one of the few times when very British daft-yet-inventive humour is combined with better acting and the beautiful big budget effects of Hollywood. God only knows what the rest of the world thought of this.
The fans who regard the books / TV series as the only valid version strike me as the kind of people who glue lego together. The creator Douglas Adams clearly likes to make different models with his. It doesn't make him a bad man. And given that he wrote some genius books, I think he did pretty well with the film too.
So for the rest of the population who are not (yet) Douglas Adams puritans, I would describe the film as sort of between Red Dwarf and Monty Python. Pin-ball rather than chewing gum for the brain. Give it a try, it's a very enjoyable film. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm due to be stoned to death as a heretic.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2010 14:12:52 BDT
ms english review says:
Your review of this tumultous film refreshes parts which most comments fail to reach. Boggle on Cool!
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 00:09:00 GMT
Mr. S. M. Berry says:
One thing I will point out is that the fans surely regard the books and radio series as the most valid incarnations, rather than book and TV series? Also, whilst I liked the film, I think the implication here that Douglas Adams fans only don't like it because they are traditionalists is unfair, personally I don't think it's as good as book or radio (still a brilliant film), but that's to be expected when the genius behind it tragically died half way through it being made - it's difficult to tell how it would have turned out otherwise. (P.S. sorry if I just cast the first stone).
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