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02 May 2005 @ 11:18 pm
Though you don't share our intellect / Which might explain your disrespect  
Saw HHGttG tonight. And yes, I brought a towel.


A lot of fun. It wasn't perfect—some parts kind of dragged—but still pretty entertaining, and it kept to the spirit of Adams' work. I was a little disappointed that they didn't include the "Earth: Mostly harmless" bit, but what the hell? Plus they had the Bugblatter Beast, which covers a multitude of sins.

After this and Kung Fu Hustle, we just need one more totally off the wall comedy and we'll have a trend...
Current Mood: crazyhoopy
Current Music: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on May 3rd, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
I had only two complaints, but now that I think about it I have three.

1. the cut-backs when the planet goes up. Too damn many of them.
2. "what? it's over already?"
3. I wish they'd showed the bartender for a few seconds after Ford and Arthur left.

gwallagwalla on May 3rd, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)

Some people have complained about adding a "conventional villain" to the story. But (a) that character was added to the screenplay by Douglas Adams, and (b) he's more of a plot device (a reason to get the Point-of-View Gun) than an actual villain—he only appears in that one scene and isn't much of a factor afterwards (they don't even go back and trade the gun for Zaphod's other head).

I do miss Zaphod's danger goggles, though.
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on May 4th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
The, uh.

When the camera pops back a ways, without moving between them. The really long sequence of them, moving up the side of the Vogon constructor.

And peril-sensitive sunglasses are always good.

gwalla: king crimson fingergwalla on May 4th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, those! That was deliberate. The joke was that normally there'd be a sequence of three or four (with the soundtrack going "Dun! Dun! DUN! DUN DUN!") but it just kept going to the point of absurdity.
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on May 4th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
for me it went past absurdity and well into "okay, that's enough now, I get it."

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cholma: grin2cholma on May 3rd, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
So Sad It Had To Come To This
I enjoyed it; lots of laughs starting with the opening song. I thought the guidebook itself was very well done.

As for Kung Fu Hustle, it's NOT what the trailers lead you to believe at all. However, once you get past the very slow (and strange) opening 15 minutes, it gets good. Once the fight with the 3 Masters occurs you'll be fully into it. It's a comedy, but a quirky one. I seem to have missed most of the inside jokes while Qwalla caught most of them.
gwallagwalla on May 3rd, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
I thought KFH was awesome. The trailer doesn't do it justice, IMO, and I liked the trailer.

The beginning is kind of odd though—way more serious than the remainder of the movie.
Wog of Westminstergrassynoel on May 3rd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
I forgot my damn towel.
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on May 3rd, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
I intentionally didn't bring my towel, so that not only did I know where it was, I would continue to know where it was when I left. :)

Auroraaurora77 on May 4th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm half tempted to wear shorts and a tank top, then pin towels on over them so you can't tell if I'm just wearing towels or not. ;)

At the very least, yes, I WILL have my towel with me.
gwalla: magmagwalla on May 4th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)