Film Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The

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ORANGE WEDNESDAY:   The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

If you know not of Douglas Adams & his works this film may come across rather random. The best pop culture reference I can probably give is it has a Futurama sort of feel to it. Marvin {the manic depressed genius robot} voiced by Alan Rickman was definitely my favourite character. Sam Rockwell also stands out as the loud Austin Powers like character Zaphod Beeblebrox.

It was a feel good film, more a visual treat than anything else. The screenplay based on the book by Douglas Adams, does tend to divert a little from the book in a positively cheesy fashion. Cheesy & comical, tickling that funny bone enough to warrant a watch.

For the hardcore fans of the radio program & TV series, there are many small hommages & chuckles to be had, but if you’re not, you’re still in for a treat. It doesn’t command any knowledge of its source materials; which is a plus, but I can see how those who don’t welcome the strange may not appreciate it. An all-round winner for me though. ★★★☆☆

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