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I had read the book its adopted from ages ago, got to say it's no way near as hilarious as the original work. Having forgotten much of the story I was left baffled by the absurd misadventures, the occasional humor seemed forced. It's got a stellar cast but the story just didn't click for me on the big screen.
It is a strange kind of British humor. If you like Monty Python, you will like this. The cast is amazing, and the special effects are good for the time. The Vogon costumes are almost all practical, done expertly by the Jim Henson company. It's an unusual movie, but very funny and a good time for all.
This movie was ok. I just happened upon in while I was in a hotel room with a dead laptop and cable tv. I enjoyed Sam Rockwell the most. Space is always cool though. I like science fiction and british people too. Zoey is obviously always a pleasure as well.
While the stellar cast, visuals and delightfully absurd ideas should have added to a wonderful quirky ride, the overall experience fell as flat as the initial answer to life the universe and everything. Gags feel forced, motivation for movements throughout the galaxy are befuddling and not one character is interesting enough to keep viewers fascinated by their journey. Yes, I know it is meant to be a quintessentially Red-Dwarfian style comedy but even the wackiest of tales needs a backbone to bend around. By the halfway point the script was so bland I didn't laugh over twice in total at this movie's attempts to be wacky. For a film that relied on hyperspace jumps to get from one place to another, it felt as slow as a snail climbing a buttered drainpipe.
This sci-fi "Alice in Wonderland" shoots for the moon at every turn...which means it's bound to miss (more than) a few times. Moment to moment, it's a strange and absurdly funny space-fantasy about time & purpose. The cast is amazing, with Rickman's dry & impressively designed Marvin a standout. But as noble as it is in its ambition & earned quirk, it's sadly a huge mess. I've never read the books, but from what I've heard & what is onscreen, it seems like too much lore was shoved into too little time.
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is one of the funniest, and most cinematic ally pleasing films I have seen, though it has some bland romantic moments, it makes up for it with its hilarious gags, and amazing animatronics and cinematography. Truly, one of the classics.