Guided off the rails

We hired the recent film of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Perhaps I had too many preconceptions, and perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I’d never heard the wonderful radio series or read the book, but it really didn’t work for me. The Vogons were good, there were one or two great CGI scenes, and Alan Rickman did a great job voicing Marvin. But the Guide took a sad back seat to the action, and half the cast seemed to be on automatic pilot, with the honorable exception of Mos Def as Ford Prefect. We both agreed on 4/10, and that was being generous. Sorry, guys.

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