Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

As someone who had read the Hitchhikers books, seen the BBC TV series and listened to the BBC radio version, I went to see the new Hitchhikers film with a mixture of excitement and apprehension.

Excitement at a chance to see/hear the wonderfully English humour of Douglas Adams - vaguely silly but funny in a way that makes you laugh out loud. Apprehension about the American influence on this film and their need to dumb things down for middle America.

Sadly I have to say I actually struggled to stay awake. Too many American accents, too many shortcuts, miscasting, etc.

I starting clock watching after an hour and couldn't wait to leave. My apprehension was justified.

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