04 May 2006

DVD Review - THHGttG the Movie

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005): 2 Stars. So I ordered the original BBC series of THHGttG from Blockbuster.com, and they sent me this. It was in the BBC Series sleeve, but obviously the wrong disc. I told them and they shipped me the real one, or so they said. Yesterday, again, I got the 2005 movie in the BBC series sleeve. Clearly someone wanted me to watch this, so I did. And all I can say is, "Bleah." Lousy everything. Zooey Dechanel, a wonderful and lovely actress, is horribly miscast. Sam Rockwell is just flat-out annoying. Mos Def seems not to have any idea why he's in this film, and Martin Freeman, while actually pretty well-cast as Arthur Dent, has just got nothing else to work with. Skip it.

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