View Full Version : The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy Movie Thread

Metarock Sam
September 10th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Since the film has recently been released on DVD i want to start this thread up again and ask what everyone thought of the movie and if it was good or not.

September 10th, 2005, 04:52 AM
It was a good movie, but I found myself laughing before the jokes as I almost always knew what was going to happen :)

Still not sure if this movie is funnier if you´ve read the books or if you haven´t.

Metarock Sam
September 10th, 2005, 04:55 AM
even though I read he books I still found myself aughing. Expecially at Marvin.

September 10th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Since the film has recently been released on DVD i want to start this thread up again and ask what everyone thought of the movie and if it was good or not.Ooh has it been released everywhere? I hadn't heard about the DVD release yet?

The movie was IMO very funny the only problem I had was with the missing bits and the sugary sweet portrayal of the Trillian/Arthur relationship. Oh not enough of the Book (eg the book being read within the film).

Um, this could of been done in the original thread couldn't it? :S

PS. Metarock Sam you need to empty your PM box! I tried to respond to your message in my rep couldn't.

Metarock Sam
September 10th, 2005, 05:13 AM
yeah but thats old and i couldnt be botherd to go and get list in a mountain of posts looking for it. BTW i got my copy with a free Marvin mug :D .

September 10th, 2005, 05:57 AM
Loved, and liked the additions.

To dislike the movie because it's not like the books is not in th spirit of Hitchhikers, since every version of it so far has been contradictory; the Radio series, the TV series, the books, the movie, and the towel.

September 10th, 2005, 06:28 AM
I got half-way through it and nearly died of boredom :S

September 10th, 2005, 08:09 AM
I've never read the books but I went to see the movie. I thought it sucked. It wasnt even that funny! I brought my friends along and they didnt like it much either. I dont think they will ever go to a movie I reccoment anymore.

September 10th, 2005, 08:35 AM
I thought it was great, but they missed out a lot of things and included a lot of things, like the towel, pan galactic gargle blaster.

And we needed more guide entries.

September 10th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Funny thing is a read the book and bought the movie in 2000 but it was the old crappy bbc one lol this one was much better

September 10th, 2005, 07:26 PM
I thought it was a bit disappointing...

Metarock Sam
September 11th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Im sure they do mention Pan Galactic Gargleblasters in the film cos you see Zaphod mixing a drink and then the guide voice says something about the pan galactic gargleblaster. I have to admit that the film needed more of the guide in it. However it was still great. Also the towel is definalty mentioned because during the credits they have a guide reference in which it explains that Arthur saying 'I wouldn't go anywhere without my precious towel.' causes two races on the brink of war to take on an invasion fleet to earth. They travelled far for millions of years until they reached the planet and due to a miscalculation in size were eaten by a small dog. Philosophers expert in finding out the meaning of life in the universe say this kind of thig is happening all the time.

September 11th, 2005, 10:03 AM
But it wasent in the film, only the TV series.

Metarock Sam
September 11th, 2005, 10:06 AM
What bit?

September 11th, 2005, 10:17 AM
The big war thing that looked like a arcade game.

Metarock Sam
September 11th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Its in there after the credits (well midway to be precise).

September 11th, 2005, 12:12 PM
I probably didnt watch it that far into the credits.

Metarock Sam
September 11th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Ah well if you get the dvd there is that part of the guide in that part of the credits and another additonal one in special features all about how the babelfish is proof in the non-existence of God.

Danny 2130
September 12th, 2005, 12:21 AM
I adore the book but I didn't expect much from the film. And it really appeared to be very disappointing. I even didn't laugh at the jokes.

September 12th, 2005, 01:51 PM
I love the movie. I'm going to buy the DVD tomorrow, when it is released.