Hitchhiking To a Different Movie

Another film version of the Hitchhiker's Guide is hitting the theaters soon. This news should come from me with much enthusiasm given how I've enjoyed the original works.

Let's see what an early review says.

[...] That's right: as well as losing vast amounts of Douglas Adams' carefully crafted comedy, we are subjected to pisspoor playground jokes like this one. This must count as one of the most gobsmackingly awful, embarrassing and unfunny moments in cinematic history. Either the film-makers have no idea what comedy actually involves, or they momentarily forgot that they were supposed to be aiming at an audience slightly older than the one watching Pooh's Heffalump Movie on the next screen along.

Well, this movie could still be decent.

[...] You just won't believe how vastly, staggeringly, jaw-droppingly bad it is. I mean, you might think that The Phantom Menace was a hopelessly misguided attempt to reinvent a much-loved franchise by people who, though well-intentioned, completely failed to understand what made the original popular -- but that's just peanuts to the Hitchhiker's movie.

Wow... How very disappointing.

The worst part is, I'm sure I'll see the movie anyway. It might be the first time I need to walk early from the big screen.

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