Went to see HHGTTG on the weekend – went in with pretty low expectations (the adverts we had seen looked pretty lame). Was actually pleasantly surprised.
Remember that this screenplay was written by Douglas Adams himself – he had been trying to get a movie version made for nearly 25 years.
It’s not a reproduction of the radio or TV series or the books – the storyline is roughly the same, but there are some divergences (they did have a time limit in the movie format).
I think if people go to see it expecting it to be like the books or the series – they will be a bit disappointed. Just watch it for what it is – a movie of its own right.
I must admit that there were some bits that most people who haven’t read the books or seen/heard the series will probably just not get, but it’s just a typically zany British comedy really.
I think it’s worth the effort – really quite a sweet movie, and quite a bit of fun.
We especially liked the intro – hillarious.
… and don’t forget to stick around through the credits – there’s a little bit more for those people (like me) who remember Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and always stick around just in case !