The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – A Movie Review

I am ashamed to admit that I have never read Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so I may be about to commit the ultimate heresy. 

I loved this movie.

I thought it was witty with a nice blend of camp and social commentary, and the acting was spot on.  At times the special effects were utterly simplistic, and at other times they were groundbreaking. 

I found myself smiling like a fool through the better part of this film.  I just found it completely charming and fun.  Sure, I caught the implications the author was making about where we’ve been and where we’re going as a race, but I’ve never had so much fun doing so. 

By far my favorite performance was by the man playing the President of the Galaxy.  I don’t know if he meant to do so or not, and I don’t know how this character was written in the book, but he seemed to be channeling a certain Texan we all know and love.

Seriously, if you want to see a charismatic, witty, silly film, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is for you.

All fans of the book who hated this version of their beloved work may feel free to e-mail me, so long as you are moderately polite in doing so.

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