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Since: 24.3.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.76
Now that the trailer is finally available, I can finally make mention of the movie that I can't wait to see this summer.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

I am giddy with anticipation for this movie, no doubt because I read all of the books. April 29th can't come too soon.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
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).



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
Just another in the long string of 2005 films I'm looking forward to, but am quite worried will be fucked up.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.77


Did you forget this one (imdb.com) or have you given up on it already?
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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
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.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.48
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.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82
    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    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.


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.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
Well, hey, all of you can call me a pessimistic meathead, but if this thing is an okay flick, at least I didn't get my hopes so high that I'll be let down.



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Since: 7.2.04
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.59
I'm still scratching my head as to why Steve Coogan (imdb.com) isn't playing Arthur Dent.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
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.)

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.58
Karlos, go rent yourself some of Coogan's "Alan Partrdige" BBC Specials on DVD, and then you'll see why I wanted him to play Dent. He'd have been perfect.



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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.

(Edited 'cause I can't link to save my life.)

(edited by TheCow on 18.2.05 0909)
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.11
Adams himself always said that any movie versions would differ from the book, which differ from the tv series, which differ from the radio play which differs from whatever other versions there are.

Most important for me will be the vibe. It has to come across as one big huge tongue-in-cheek mega universe.
I am looking forward to this. A lot.




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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
It's actually suprising that different printings of the books didn't differ from each other spectacularly.

By not being faithful to the book, it is faithful to the... thing.




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Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. I've only read the first trade of the comic, so I'm not as attached to the story as some. I was still captivated. I liked the expansion of Morgan and Duane's story (over what was presented in the first volume of the book).
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