I had pretty high expectations going in to see The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and they were exceeded in every possible way. This movie is BRILLIANT in both the British and American sense of the word.
So clever, so funny, so creative, so entertaining! I was a little concerned when I saw a number of kids at the screening, but by the end the grownups were laughing a LOT more than they were.
I don’t know why Spike Jonze passed on the opportunity to direct this, but I’m glad he did as the world will benefit from this previously-unknown director being recognized for the genius he is.
But of all the incredible talent poured into this film, none surpasses the late Douglas Adams. I read this book about 20 years ago(!) and seeing it realized on the screen made me realize what a profound impact it had on my world view. Thank you Douglas Adams, it makes me sad you couldn’t be here to see such a fantastic expression of your visionary work.
I am eagerly awaiting a sequel…