"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Very improbable.

Re-watched the Hollywood-pooped Hitchhiker's Guide last night. It was just as awful as I remembered. Certain bits were adequate, but overall the pacing was horrible, the jokes really don't work particularly well without a British accent, and ... well. Anyway. Whatever.

As a reviewer on imdb says:

As an adaptation from Douglas Adam's widely popular book, and seventies BBC radio script, this movie can be classified as poor. On the other hand, as a movie in its own right, this can be classified as awful, and somewhat damaging to your senses.

Except for Slartibartfast. Bill Nighy was wonderful.

November 11, 2007 1:14 PM