Don’t Panic

Don't PanicEvery now and then (perhaps to remind myself why I rarely pay $10 for a movie), I spend $10 and go see a movie. So last night I saw my first film in the theater in almost 7 months – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I don’t think my expectations were unreasonably high, and I had already read a few lackluster reviews, but I was still more than a little bit disappointed by the film. Perhaps if I hadn’t reread the book yesterday, I would have enjoyed the movie more (for one thing, I wouldn’t have noticed just how much the movie’s plot strayed from the book’s). But really – it just wasn’t that good.

The crappy Hollywood-ized romance between Arthur and Trillian was perhaps the worst part.

It did, however, have its moments. I thoroughly enjoyed the dolphin song in the opening scene. It’s actually pretty common for people who move to a different team at Microsoft to send out mail with the subject line “So Long and Thanks for all the Fish”; I expect that I will never be able to read such emails again without breaking out into song. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find an mp3 of the song anywhere – anyone have any leads on this? ;)

This promises to be a banner week for me, because not only did I already see a movie in the theater on Saturday, but I’ll be seeing another one this Friday! (I have even lower expectations for that one, but it’s one of those films you are required to see, and work is taking us to see it anyway…)

4 thoughts on “Don’t Panic”

  1. Actually, the romance, and a lot of the varied plot stems from Douglas Adams’ script.

  2. Yeah, I know that he wrote a lot of other plot elements into the script that weren’t in the books (e.g. the whole John Malkovitch scene). But just because Douglas Adams wrote it, doesn’t mean it’s not Hollywood-ready crap. :)

  3. Hi!

    You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. And I’ve no idea what this place is about but that doesn’t really matter either. Anyway, my point is, I came across this site while searching for an mp3 of that dolphin song, and seeing as it’s been a while since you wrote this (the movie only recently came to theatres where I live), I was wondering if you might have found one by now? It’s probably a long shot, but I thought, hey, it’s worth a try. ;)

    Thanks for your time, and any response at all! Ida. :)

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