I'm a huge Douglas Adams nut, so I've been looking forward to this for years. The only thing that worries me is whether or not the studio is going to be able to "get" Hitchhikers, or not, especially after Adams' death. But all that said, it's definately on my list of things to see (along with Star Wars, Batman, and...uh...that's it).
Tonight I wanna ruin my life, I wanna throw it all away, In a spectacular way
I'm not looking foward to HHGG at all. I'm a huge fan, but I'm firmly in the "there's no way they can do it justice" camp. For one thing: Mos Def as Ford Prefect? You've got to be kidding. I hope to God they prove me wrong. As to the others, I have extremely high expectations for Batman, almost no expectations for Star Wars, and absolutely terrible expectations for Fantastic Four.
This movie has made all the right moves. And anyone who discredits Mos Def doesn't know anything about him. He was funny in his bit roles on Chapelle's Show, and he's a great actor. Get over it. The director's have the right sense of humor for the material, and Sam Rockwell and Martin Freeman are downright orgasmic casting choices. I have no fear for this movie, and I can't say that for anything else that's coming out this year.
Originally posted by Parts UnknownI'm not looking foward to HHGG at all. I'm a huge fan, but I'm firmly in the "there's no way they can do it justice" camp. For one thing: Mos Def as Ford Prefect? You've got to be kidding. I hope to God they prove me wrong. As to the others, I have extremely high expectations for Batman, almost no expectations for Star Wars, and absolutely terrible expectations for Fantastic Four.
Only a few years back it was thought that there would be no way Lord of the Rings could ever be translated to a film.
I really liked Coogan in "24 Hour Party People," but I think he's a little too...sharp, I gues, to play Dent. Freeman's a little more everyman-schlub (although younger than I had imagined Dent). Coogan's more Prefect than Dent, IMO.
(I think Mos Def is really inspired casting, too.)
Last 5 movies seen: Seance on a Wet Afternoon - The Yes Men - A Trip to the Moon - Dawn of the Dead (2004) - One, Two, Three
Just an advance warning: the movie probably won't be faithful to the book (imdb.com). Given how this will be the 6th incarnation (or the 5th, depending on how you look at it) of the HHGG, I'm not too surprised. I wouldn't expect a perfect transition from the books - heck, they're come out and admitted as much.
Although finding out Alan Rickman's doing the voice of Marvin is good news.
I like this show. I agree with the sentiment of BigDaddyLoco. It's not raucous, but it's really enjoyable. I especially like the Napoleon character. The nerdy weirdo, but still very much the surly teenager. Very accurate of my memories in those days.