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My initial, one-line reaction to THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. I need to gather my thoughts for a proper review, but that's the blurb.
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I talked to dre about it briefly. I guess that the movie has to be a mess. The book is, it's just careening from joke to joke, set up to set up. The story is thin at best.
January 28, 2005 at 12:35 PM
What works, though, works brilliantly. I got all teary during the Sperm Whale's descent *and* Slartibartfast whisking Arthur out to the Factory Floor, which is suitably jaw-dropping.
January 28, 2005 at 01:29 PM
Though the film starts rocky after a wonderful opening sequence/musical number, it keeps building to it's third act, which is its best.
January 28, 2005 at 02:41 PM
Were the Guide segments in the cut you saw?
January 28, 2005 at 04:20 PM
Yep. The Babelfish description is excellent.
January 28, 2005 at 05:08 PM
Any review right now is hardly definitive, since we were missing twenty minutes.
January 28, 2005 at 05:16 PM
I put my review up just now.
The more I've thought about it, the more I liked it.
And the trailer that premieres in a few weeks is fucking amazing. It'll really work to sell it to a wide audience.
January 30, 2005 at 02:59 AM
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