Movie Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Let me just begin with this quick disclaimer: I have NOT read any of the books, nor do I intend to in the immediate future. This is solely a review of the 2005 film adaptation of the book series by Douglas Adams.

Movies to compare it to: Star Wars – (The prequels)Son of Rambow – 2008, and that is it. A very unique film.

Significant cast members: Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent, Sam Rockwell as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Zooey Deschanel as Trillion.

I really was impressed by creativity and effects of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I get that the story and characters are based on the book series, however, the adaptation and interpretation by the movie creators are truly incredible. The film is funny, clean and under two hours long, showcasing the entire book series in one sitting. The ensemble cast helps the audience form connections with the characters, and the special effects and graphics make the movie as great as it is. I often don’t enjoy movies with outer-space and cartoon themes and characters, but I really enjoyed this one.

MPAA/CARA rating: PG

Andrew’s Rate-O-Meter Score: 7/10 

My favorite line: “In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move.”