The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DVD - 2005
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Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the Heart of Gold and search for the ultimate question.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780788856730
0788856731
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Yavin
Aug 25, 2017

An okay movie, but the book is way better.

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sdiblasio
Mar 30, 2016

This is the reason pot is not illegal. When everyone is sitting around smoking pot, they do nothing!

The special feature regarding the atheist view of Deity set the tone for the movie.

Jim Hensen (the muppet designer) created the evil aliens. It is a brainwash all around. This gives it a sense of acceptance for the children.

The church scene was so sacrilegious I will not make any further comments.

The humanoid type robot who is a disgruntled worker did mention cybernetics. I did not find him to be an enduring character as intended.

I am wondering who is minding the children.

If you are a Christian, this

wrell Sep 28, 2015

Resistance is futile!

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McHootyFace
Sep 15, 2015

It is kind of a general reflection of the book, but I still enjoyed it. Martin Freeman is hilarious as the awkward, Arthur and Zooey Deschanel does a great job as well. Also, a warning, the "So long and thanks for all the fish" song is very catchy and will get stuck in your head.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Dec 08, 2014

Watch with friends, watch alone, watch again! This is a delightful, funny upbeat movie. So many good lines. Adorable, quirky!

Tachikoma Jun 01, 2014

The movie adaptation of hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy in my mind is a sort of take it or leave it sort of movie. Some no doubt are let down by loss of some of the bits or entrees of the guide, and maybe the cast. Martin Freeman is far from the six foot Arthur we know from the book. Personal I liked it, admittedly it’s far from the greatest thing since slice bread, but I enjoyed. While I did miss some of the stuff that I remember from the serious it didn’t kill me so to speak. The fact that the ending is more up lifting than how the book series ended helped. I’m led to understand that most of the script for the movie was written by Adams himself including the new material and plot points. For those who have read the books I can only say that they should keep in mind that Adam’s had to turn his very funny novels that really just about an everyman drifting around the galaxy and make it to a movie with a plot and still keep the funny. For my money I think he did a good job of it.

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StarGladiator
Feb 01, 2013

Dylan is dead on! This remake of the 1980s BBC series is so badly miscast, with such poor acting, there is simply no comparison to those of us lucky to have seen the original, and the original actors were seriously outstanding. I fell asleep during this horrible remake . . .

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2012

I was impressed with the exaggeratedly ugly, bloated Vogons. It figures they were creations of the (late) Jim Henson company. Brilliant. The production value/visual effects: excellent. The movie itself? Ehh. The tempo was somewhat plodding; forced. The humor was rare. I agree with another commenter that there was no chemistry between quirky, ditzy Zooey Deschanel and the bland Martin Freeman. Extrovert Sam Rockwell's laid back 'surfer dude' routine got old quick, (and I typically have liked the man's work). It just didn't gel. The whole thing felt awkward.

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9
Aug 11, 2011

a bit tedious. but fun

lasertravis Jun 05, 2011

Highly watchable adaption of a truly hilarious book. I recommend watching this if you haven't read the books, just to see if you might like to read the books. Reading is fundamental. well done and very funny.

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Library_Witch
Aug 04, 2015

Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2012

Vogon: "Resistance is useless!"

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2012

Arthur: "Normality? We can talk about normality until the cows come home." Ford: "What is normal?" Trillian: "What is home?" Zaphod: "What're cows?"

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2012

Marvin: "This will all end in tears."

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