The election is ancient history, Zaphod. If memory serves, you won, proving that good looks and charm win over brilliance and the ability to govern.

I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.

that line is just a classic, isn’t it?! the h2g2 movie is very cool. the book is obviously all that and far much more, but the movie is not disappointing. if you are an intellectual, you’ll love this movie. the movie is smart, it makes you think and it will challenge your sense of logic to limits you won’t believe imaginable. just don’t go there expecting to just see the actions alone because the real comedy is in the dialogue and the narration. so don’t go there with a headache and pay attention to the words.

this also means that you’ll need a reasonably firm grip of the language in order to comprehend the movie. the crowd in the cinema i was in was unfortunate, tho. i was laughing myself silly in the cinema and everyone else were mostly just dumbfounded.

It’s an important and popular fact, that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the *third* most intelligent.

the thing about movies like this is really about the thought. the flood coming out of the cinema saw many people who did understand the movie having to explain to those who did not, what really happened.

if you have read the book trilogy, then good for you. you know exactly why to get excited about the movie. the movie is just on the first book, the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy and stops just before the restaurant at the end of the universe. as expected, some scenes were chopped off like the part the monkeys recite hamlet in the heart of gold.

if you have not read the book, then you have so be missing out. watch the movie and you’ll know exactly what all the hype is about. the language in the book is straightfoward and simple and the story developes at a very good pace. you might possibly throw up by the third or fourth book, i should know… and i’ve never really gotten around to stomach the fifth book… but the first two books are managable by any sane human’s standard.

really!

Vogon poetry is the third worst in the Universe. The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem “Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning” four of his audience members died of internal hemorrhaging, and the President of the Mid-Galactic Arts Coucil survived by chewing through one of his own legs.

the aliens were convincing. the acting was very cool. i especially love the characters of ford prefect and marvin. ford is very cool. reading the book, i’ve always imagined him to be some scrawny guy, but making him a funky dude certainly works. and how can one not love marvin, the paranoid android, who’s always there to give some depressive advice?

ok, this movie is geeky. pan-dimensional beings, alians and all, it is a confirmed geek flick. but do go and watch it anyway and make that geek in you happy for at least two hours. so long and thanks for all the fish!

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