Sunday, April 17, 2005


Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Great news!....The Film version is out now!!
I'm looking forward to see it very soon...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Details: 2005, UK/USA, Adventure/Comedy/Sci-fi, cert PG, 110 mins, Dir: Garth Jennings
UK release: 28 April 2005

….here’s what one film reviewer says about this film.

…..If you've never encountered The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy before then this is as good a version as any to use as your introduction, and you're in for a treat. And if you love this film as much as you should, then go out and track down the original radio show, because there's more, much more, where this film came from.

And here’s how The GUARDIAN newspaper describe the main characters…

Arthur Dent ( Martin Freeman)

Humble little Arthur Dent is a lot like you or me. That is to say, he's a lot like we would be if our home planet was obliterated to make way for an intergalactic expressway and our best friend turned out to be a space alien and we then found ourselves bounced about the galaxy in a towelling dressing-gown. In other words he's mad as hell, but too polite and perplexed to do much about it.

Ford Prefect (Mos Def)

Always be suspicious of men who sport an American accent, claim to be from Guildford and attempt to shake hands with speeding motor vehicles. Chances are they're actually from outer-space. But Ford is not such a bad egg, really. For a start he has saved Arthur from an untimely vapourisation, and whisked him off on the trip of a lifetime. As extra-terrestrials go, he's light years better than ...

Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell)

... aka "the president of the galaxy", and a strutting, preening, copper-bottomed cock of the first order. Zaphod has two heads and an ego the size of Jupiter. OK, so his favoured chat-up line ("Do you wanna see my space-ship?") might have a certain novelty value, but seriously: what self-respecting Earth girl would ever fall for such a bozo?

Tricia McMillan (Zooey Deschanel)

Sad to report, one Earth girl did, which makes her a horrid, feckless and shallow little tart ... as well as being clever and pretty and really rather wonderful. If only Tricia had stuck with Arthur everything would be all right (apart from the world being blown up and all). Instead, her thirst for adventure has led her to change her name to "Trillian" and start flaunting herself in a figure-hugging space-suit, the cow.

Marvin (Alan Rickman, voice)

Every space gang needs a robot sidekick and the hitchhikers are no exception. But it seems unlikely that they needed one as gloomy as Marvin, with his pessimist outlook and twinkling catch-phrase ("I'm so depressed"). Robot sidekicks should be cute R2D2 types, full of flashing lights and beeping noises, not downcast little domestics like this. What's the matter, don't they have Prozac in outer-space?

Humma Kavula (John Malkovich)

It goes without saying that in a perfect universe there would be no place for a Billy Graham-esque religious megalomaniac with no legs and silly spectacles. But this is not a perfect universe.

Slatibartfast (Billy Nighy)

Oh, so you thought that the world was created by the Big Bang, or by some old bloke with a beard? Think again. Most of it (well, the coastlines anyway) came courtesy of Slartibartfast, a lugubrious "planetary construction engineer" with a penchant for fjords and an award for designing Norway. "So what?" you might think. "That world's all blown up anyway." And yet Slartibartfast has clung on to the original plans ... and might just be able to knock together another one.

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