THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (Theatrical Release USA 2005)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—smartly written—inspires within a fresh story framework. An all-star cast, John Malkovich, Sam Rockwell, Warwick Davis, Yasiin Bey, Martin Freeman, Stephen Fry, Richard Griffiths, Helen Mirren, Bill Nighy, and Alan Rickman, work together to deliver a terrific message without appearing to deliver any message at all. Good job.

Storyline

When Earth is destroyed to make room for a space bypass, a human and his newfound space friend make a successful escape to find that Earth does indeed have a very important purpose for existing.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Garth Jennings for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Douglas Adams, Derek Evans, and Robbie Stamp for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Whale (voice of Bill Bailey), Questular Rontok (Anna Chancellor), Marvin (Warwick Davis), Ford Prefect (Yasiin Bey/Mos Def), Trillian (Zooey Deschanel), Pub Customer (Su Elliot), Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Narrator/The Guide (voice of Stephen Fry), Jeltz (voice of Richard Griffiths), Fook (Dominique Jackson), Ghostly Image (Simon Jones), Eddie the Computer (voice of Thomas Lennon), Bulldozer Driver (Mark Longhurst), Reporter (Kelly Macdonald), and Humma Kavula (John Malkovich).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The script is exceptionally creative. Know that it moves very rapidly. Read a plotline before watching to capture the full import of its story.

Ben Meyers

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