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A Review By Joekool

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
 
Director- Garth Jennings
Cast- Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy
Rated PG: for theamatic elements, action and mild language
Running time- 110 min.
 
 
I had no idea what this was when I first saw the trailer a few months ago. And after doing some reasearch I came to find it was based on a book by Douglas Adams, whom I had never heard of. I read a press review saying that there were some jokes that only people who have read the book would get, and I was fraid of that going in, having of course not read the book. Now, I would like to say to those press people..."You are idiots!"
 
I got all the jokes, I got all the fun, I got all the action, I got everything. Hithhikers Guide to the Galaxy is the most fun I have had at a movie this year. It is funny, full of adventure, and comes along with a very intersting story.
 
Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) wakes up one morning and finds ot that his best friend ? (Mos Def) is actually from another planet, and now he unkowingly is going to leave with him, beacuse Earth is being destroyed to make way for an space express way. After the two successfully Hitchhike aboard another ship, the earth is destroyed and the two are sent on an adventure packed journey through the universe, encountering many abstract characters such as Zapfold (Sam Rockwell) and the Vogons, a big fat race of aliens who are challenged by a lack of emotion.
 
The acting is great, not the best, but enough to note as a good point. Martin Freeman gives the standout performance as Aurthur dent, and the rest of the cast supports his charcter with great...well, character.
 
The depressed android Marvin, voiced by Alan Rickman, was funny at first, but then after a while his one liners became increasingly annoying. At the end I just wished he woul not talk anymore, and shut his metal mouth (he didnt have a mouth actually)
 
Despite that character and some other very minor flaws, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a gigantically fun movie for all ages. It has the qualities of a very good popcorn flick, with an extra pinch of superbness. You do not have to read the book to enjoy it, thats for sure. The best movie of the year so far (April 29th).
 
Good Points
-A great and interesting story
-Great cast
-Cool characters
-A fun Adventure
 
Bad Points
-Android Marvin's annoying oneliners
 
Rating- 9/10

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