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Hitch Hiker's Guide

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bigD72, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. bigD72

    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    Hitch Hiker's Guide

    By and far the funniest movie I have ever seen.

    It did not shame the book and it was very well done.

    I saw the midnight showing on Friday (Thursday Night) with my towel.
     
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    Odd, I had that blacklisted as one of the only movies I would flat-out refuse to see. It just looked so darn cheesy.

    I'll have to actually go see it for myself now. Curse you.
     
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    First, I must test your taste in movies. Did you like Napoleon Dynamite?
     
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    Hated it. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, but certainly among the most dissapointing. Actually, it shouldn't have been, since I knew there was no way they could do the book justice, even if Adams did have a pen on the script, like he did. But I let my hopes get all up after laughing at the credits.

    Ah well. Just another Poland pose, I spose.

    Glad you enjoyed it, sir.
     
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    I have been hanging around in the air waiting for this movie, in exactly the same way as bricks don't.

    And I'm not exactly sure how Adams had a pen in the script, as he's dead (1952-2001.)

    EDIT: Maybe he has Tupak skills, or, more likely, it was his son, who finished Salmon of Doubt for him.
     
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    Lostprophet IncGamers Member

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    I'm pretty sure he was given partial credit for the screenplay... maybe? :confused:

    (Yeah, I know he's dead. Calm down).
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, Adams "translated" his book into several different media, and had to rewrite the story a bit each time to fit the media. No doubt much was changed again when it finally moved to the big screen. I haven't seen it. but I intend to see it eventually.
     
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    my local paper gave it 2 and a half stars.
     
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    say it on friday. but gf wouldnt stop talking so missed most of it
     
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    Rolling in his grave

    My paper was less generous: 1 and a half. The main issue was that all of the cool dialogue was replaced with mundane tripe (when Arthur's house is about to be bulldozed, and he asks to see the plans that were on the wall, the response in the movie is "they were in the basement"...that's just plain wrong!) They also downplay the towels! That's even more wrong than the dialogue. Everyone KNOWS that the towel is the most useful thing a hitchhiker can take with him when he galavants about the galaxy.
     
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    From what I've noticed, critics don't like it and people who go see it do.

    As to Napoleon Dynamite, I'd rather stab myself with a fork 12 times in each eye while swimming in a tank of shark's than watch that again.

    If you don't enjoy just random funny stuff happening or don't catch onto subtle humour easily. Don't go see it.
     
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    keeping score on various forums where I wouldn't instantly spit on peoples opinions I've seen about a 4:3 good:bad ratio
     
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    It seems like people think it is trendy to not like it. It makes them feel cooler to hate on a movie for whatever reason. Myself, I hope to see it this afternoon and I will pass judgement.
     
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    This definitely gives your movie credibility a boost in my eyes.
     
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    It was OK, but I was disappointed because I as well knew they couldn't do the book justice.

    Adams did help write the screenplay, but the film got delayed for some reason. I have the Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (all 5 books in one), and Adams mentions it in the introduction.
     
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    I liked it very much. My local paper gave it a 3.5/5. It mainly focused on the first book but parts of so long and thanks for all the fish and others to appear. Some stuff was removed or shortened like how Ford gets the forman to replace arthur in front of the buldozer etc. Still liked it though.
     
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    I liked it, its a very random story though.
     
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    Hah! Have you read the books?

    I think I'll be seeing it on Monday.
     
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    It's a story that I like to imagine. I don't really want someone else dictating how the sceneries and characters are.
     
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    I just went and saw it, and I have to say that I thought the whole thing was just a big display of how good they could make the special effects. The movie just lacked substance, I couldn't find much of a coherent plot through the whole thing. There were some entertaining bits, but overall I'd only give it 2/5.
     

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