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January 28, 2005

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devincf

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.

jeremy

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.

Dre

Though the film starts rocky after a wonderful opening sequence/musical number, it keeps building to it's third act, which is its best.

devincf

Were the Guide segments in the cut you saw?

Dre

Yep. The Babelfish description is excellent.

jeremy

Any review right now is hardly definitive, since we were missing twenty minutes.

Drew

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.

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