Monday, May 02, 2005

Take that, tubby!

$21.7MM opening. I like to think that Douglas would be proud.

If you haven't seen it yet and you liked the books, I do recommend it. There's a definite plot, and a lot of things are different, but the essence is there. It's also such a joy to see practical creature effects again. The CGI is great, especially when they get to Magrathea, but the aliens are wonderful creations of Jim Henson's shop. When you see the Vogons, you'll wonder why GL had to go all-CGI with his creatures.

4 stars out of 5

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So how was Marvin? Did Ed manage to hit the right note of lugubriousness? I'm thinking he was a very good choice, but haven't seen it yet...

darthmoridin said...

Marvin was great. I cannot wait for the Marvin toys to hit. He's going on my shelf next to my Alien queen.

I'm not sure who this Ed person is... do you mean Alan Rickman? His voice was perfect.

darthmoridin said...

...unless you are referring to The January Man?

If so, props for the obscure ref.

Anonymous said...

Bingo

Gil The Carnie said...

But ain't you da' guy dat liked da' Star Wars Episode 1? Yeah, I'ms still alive, sos you don't go worryin' yerself an' keep sellin' yer t-shrits sonny.

darthmoridin said...

I have since seen the error of my ways. This has nothing to do with that.