Of course it has to say that since Mr. Adams wrote it.
Thanks to Becky, of Good Grief! fame, and Type E (I don’t think I can use his real name, so I shall use his blog name, even though I think blog names are a bit silly) I was able to partake in a sneak preview of ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘ tonight, and best of all it was free! Second best of all is that it was a veritable who’s who of the Philadelphia Blogosphere. I was there, Becky was there, Type E (Can I link to his blog? Better not) was there, as was the Lunabomber himself! Jealous yet? Well, you should be, bastard.
Oh, and there were some non-bloggers there as well (like the other Scott), so that was cool.
How was the movie, I hear you ask. Full disclosure here: whilst I was in college (the best 7 years of my life) I wrote a paper entitled, ‘Douglas Adams is a god to me’ (you see kids, I was a geek in college too!), so it goes without saying that I enjoy his work.
Therefore I really, really wanted to like this movie. It could have been the worst movie I had ever seen (it wasn’t) and I would have still liked it. I liked it. The book was better but the film was good. I mean, come on, Author Dent on the big screen? A whale plummeting to its death? Where else are you going to find that?
However, if you haven’t read the book you really should. I reread it in preparation for the movie and I still like it as much as I ever did. I wish Mr. Adams hadn’t died so young, I am sure he had plenty more wacky adventures brewing in that head of his.