Thursday, December 30, 2010

Today, I Am the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

And yes, I am giving away the information for free.

3 comments:

matt said...

This movie spurred mixed feelings in both HGTTG fans and the uninitiated. My sons and I loved it because there were plenty of winks and nods to deep Adams fans; my wife, who only had cultural familiarity with the Adams universe, loved the movie because it was funny and well-produced and Mos Def was in it. Mos Def's _extremely_ understated performance epitomized the soft touch of the movie. There's a warmth and a fun to it that did not appeal to Adams fans with different expectations.

Of course, for another take on the Meaning of Life, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-VCulMf0U

Russell Arben Fox said...

There were elements of the film I really didn't like because they struck me as entirely pointless, Hollywood-groupthink-type changes. (Why couldn't the Vogon ships have been bright canary yellow, like they are in the book? What graphic designer in a cubicle decided "Oh no, that would be stupid"?) On the whole, though, I thought the film was a lot of fun--not a great movie, but a good one, and filled with solid (if pleasant and genial, not gut-busting) laughs. Their landing on the Vogon homeworld, with the shovels that slap you if you ever think, was the best bit. And I agree with you about Mos Def--though I would argue that Bill Nighy's Slartibartfast is what really made the movie.

Stephen said...

Question for free too?