Hitchhiker In Review

Released on Friday, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a movie based upon a novel by Douglas Adams. This is the first feature-length adaptation of the novel, however there was an unsuccessful BBC production series back in the early eighties.

The best way I could describe the film after seeing it, and the best was I can describe it now is simply "meh". It was OK. Nothing special. Nothing bad. Some funny parts with a bizarre, yet interesting, story.

I'm a sci-fi fan and enjoy space stories, but I just wasn't impressed with it. In hindsight, the film wasn't bad, it just didn't impress me. There were some funny parts, definitely. I especially liked Marvin, the robot with a brain the "size of a planet" who's depressed and the monologue from the falling whale scene.

All the people I went with thought it was really good. And there were quite a few laughs from the audience during the screening. So this pretty much matches the reviews of the film which have been on the internet since the US airing; some love it, so don't. Though I doubt people hate it…

However, thinking about the film afterwards there were no real bad parts. And some really funny parts. I think the film lost my interest too soon. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it. But I'll say this: Make up your own mind. Support the massive British cast that this film has.

There is definite talk of making the series of books in to a trilogy of movies. There is a lot of material with the exisiting books so it could work out quite well.