Thursday, April 21, 2005


The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Anyone who has read the books will know just how funny they are. Everyone has a favourite book from the five-long 'trilogy', and a favourite character too. For at least two generations, the books, and, to British readers, the TV series and radio series, are some of the few cultural artefacts we share a common knowledge of.

So, naturally, I was worried when I heard rumours of a film version. The film version is now upon us, and, predictably, the film has turned into a battleground. The message boards at the Internet Movie Database would have turned into a bloodbath if some of the people on them had been in the same room.

The balance, sadly, appears to be swinging towards negative, with reviews from two experts on the subject being rather damning, here and here. This would be a great shame. I hope it isn't too bad. As someone who loves and adores all the books, the radio series and the TV series, should I see it?

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