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After twenty years stuck in development (a mere blink compared to how long it takes to ... more

find the answer to life, the universe, and
everything), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
has finally been turned into a movie. Following
the radio play, TV series, commemorative towel,
and books, this latest installment in the
sci-fi-comedy franchise is based on the screenplay
and detailed notes by Douglas Adams.For those
unfamiliar with the story, everyman Arthur Dent
(Martin Freeman)wakes up one morning to discover
that his house is set to be demolished to make
room for a bypass. Little does he know the entire
planet Earth is also set to be destroyed for an
interplanetary bypass by the Vogons, a hideous and
bureaucratic race of aliens realized in the film
by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Whisked off the
planet by his best friend, alien-in-disguise Ford
Prefect (Mos Def), Dent embarks on a goofy jaunt
across the galaxy accompanied by his trusty
Hitchhiker's Guide, which looks like a really
fancy PDA.The guide itself provides some of the
funniest bits of the movie, little animated shorts
that explain the ludicrous life forms and
extraterrestrial phenomena our heroes encounter.
Along the way Arthur meets the two-headed party
animal/president of the galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox
(Sam Rockwell) and develops an unrequited crush on
fellow earthling Trillian (Zooey Deschanel). The
creatures and sets are inspired and answer to the
sci-fi fan's primal need to see lots and lots of
cool stuff. In particular, there's John
Malkovich's creepy, CGI-enhanced Humma Kavula.
He's a guru leading a religion that worships the
gigantic nose that allegedly sneezed the universe
into existence (naturally all their prayers end
not with "Amen" but with "Bless you.") The aliens
the team encounters are inspired creations,
eminently worthy of action figure-ification, and
the sets belie an attention to detail worthy of
freeze-framing. Fans of the other Hitchhiker...
manifestations, namely the British TV series, will
be amused by a number of in-jokes sprinkled
throughout the movie.Where the story stumbles is
in the telling--as books, the Hitchhiker's
Guide... was foremost about goofy and brilliant
ideas that raised questions about our place in the
universe while getting a laugh. The cast seems at
times bewildered, at least when Sam Rockwell isn't
picking pieces of scenery out of his teeth,
perhaps a natural reaction to an adaptation of a
book with no traditional plot. The movie has
enough trouble figuring out how to get the
characters from one fantastical location to the
next that Adams's funniest concepts often feel
left in the dust. While the reverence the
filmmakers felt toward Adams's legacy is apparent,
one wonders what we could have expected had the
creator of this science fiction universe lived to
see it with his own eyes. --Ryan Boudinot

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intergalactic comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide To The
Galaxy. Based on Douglas Adams' best-selling novel
and filled with out-of-this world visual and
special effects this is one ride you don't want to
miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed by the
nastiest creatures in the universe mild-mannered
Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his friend an
alien in human form. And so the misadventures
begin as he and fellow travellers including a
two-headed Galactic President and a paranoid
android search for answers to the mystery of life
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EAN 9780330508810
Publisher Macmillan Children's Books
Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Subgenre Science fiction
Title The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
All Authors Douglas Adams
Author Douglas Adams
ISBN 0330508814

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