I had never heard of hitchhikers guide until I heard it was being released as a film so I decided to read the book before the release to see what it was all about. The book was a very enjoyable read so I went to the cinemas to see the movie. WOW!!! This was one of the most funny movies I have watched in a long time. Buy it and you will not regret it.
This film version of the Douglas Adams classic book pays homage to the original BBC Series. There are cameo roles for some of the original cast, most notably, the original Arthur Dent and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
The script stays true to Douglas Adam's writing style, which is comic, rich and verbose. I think this is where the catch is, however. The Hollywood treatment is slightly at odds with the style of the books. I find myself constantly comparing this movie to the original TV series and the BBC Radio Series. It is not all unfavourable but, for me, it just doesn't quite excell.
This film is good but not great!
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Sci-fi adventure based on the novel by Douglas Adams. Earthman Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance of survival is to hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. For the novice space traveller, the greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends. Arthur sets out on a journey in which he finds that nothing is as it seems. He learns that a towel is the most useful thing in the universe, finds the meaning of life, and discovers that everything he needs to know can be found in one book: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.