5.12.2005

the ragin' asian reviews the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

lost in my two week blogging hiatus was my viewing of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. based on british author douglas adam's extremely goofy (and by goofy i mean dopey) book of the same name, the movie delivers pretty much the same dopey experience. i really don't have much else to say about the movie. i mean, i guess it was mildly entertaining, but i'm not sure i would've seen it were it not for the fact that there was basically nothing else out that weekend that i wanted to see. there were some intersting performances. i definitely thought that it was a weird turn for rapper mos def. i guess he played his part well, but they seemed to de-emphasize his role in the movie. john malkovich is also on screen for about two minutes in an extremely bizarre cameo. zooey deschanel, my soulmate and future wife, was solid and her eyes are as gigantic as ever. the best performance was probably alan rickman, the voice of marvin, the terminally depressed robot. i wish i could demonstrate how funny it was to hear him deadpan everything in a slightly dour voice, but take my word for it, it's kinda funny. anyways, like i said, not bad, but not great unless you're a die-hard fan of the book. you might wait for this one to come out on cable. final grade: C

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