The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||TOUCHSTONE HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Directorial Debuts, Easter Eggstravaganza!, Family Faves, Genre Mashups, Half Term Hits, Holiday Hits, Just Arrived, LOVEFiLM Loves...|
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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No Guide - No Idea (2 Stars)By N Stafford from England , 04 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Ultimately disappointing, this movie adaptation of the book is mostly a collection of the most incorrigible parts of the book - that is, without the context that pulls the book back down to the Earth, so to speak. Martin Freeman does ok as Arthur Dent; however most of the other characters and voiceovers are either miscast or annoying. The acting is overcooked, scenes border on madness, and the CGI - the films one saving grace - borders on Disney. Thanks the Hollywood influence for misunderstanding and butchering another classic - this movie is all one liners and sight gags. The effect of these gags over two hours - is like someone blowing a party cracker for a laugh on a Monday morning - none too funny. I found myself bored through most of the film - which I never expected. I would compare this film to a very long episode of Red Dwaft, without much of the humour.
The GOOD news is, that while in the cinema I saw the Star Wars Episode III preview and it looked great. But as we know - with previews -- such as the Hitchhikers Guide Preview and Hype (they are getting really good at hyping movies aren't they) we can always piece together a garment from a messy pile of string.
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Abridged versionBy Pinheaddude (120 reviews) from Maidenhead , 19 Oct 2013This is a fine version for people who want a quick dip into Douglas Adams' universe with Martin Freeman playing the perfect Arthur Dent. However, read the book, watch the TV series or even listen to the radio show to get the full effect.
LET ME GO INTO SPACEBy a customer , 18 Jul 2013I just found it utterly boring. Gave up after an hour. i think Fry wasn't bad at narrating and some of that was quite humourous,but freeman looked bored all the time,didn't seem to care earth had been destroyed. The story was too daft to make me laugh really and found I got bored. Probably a good idea,but something failed to deliver,i think the main actor that prances around like something out of YEH BABY Goldmember wasn't good and was plainly annoying more than funny. Bloke doing robot wasn't bad and it had reminents of another film i'd seen. Personally i'd avoid it.
Not much funBy oldfashioned (18 reviews) , 18 Jul 2013Disappointingly dull possibly too faithful to the book, what works on the page doesn't always do so well on screen. I remember the original tv series as being much funnier and much more fun.
read the bookBy a customer , 11 May 2013enjoyed the book but disappointed with the film I think this was aimed at children. Martin Freeman made the best of a poor scrpt
Not like the bookBy a customer , 26 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhat??? Beeblebrox has two heads, they missed out several of the funniest bits, Ford and Arthur don't turn into sofa's Ford becomes a penguin and Arthur's legs go off into the distance. The film also added several BAD scenes. This film was a disappointment.