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.