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HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE extravaganza! An early review, preproduction art and behind the scenes footage!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a bunch of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY stuff for you folks. First we have a behind the short behind the scenes clip that aired on BBC... The first time you'll see the hilariously funny Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent and Sam Rockwell, one of the best character actors working today, as Zaphod Beeblebrox. Check it out, but come back for more HITCHHIKER'S goodness!

CLICK IT HERE FOR MOVING IMAGES OF A MAN IN A BATHROBE!!!

Wasn't that fun? Now for all you fans upset that Zaphod has only one head, according to producer Robbie Stamp at this year's BNAT, Zaphod does have a second head, it's just not where you'd expect it to be. According to ComicBookResources.com Zaphod's second head is in his nose!

I understand that in the movie, Zaphod's second head is inside his nostril. And this all ties in with the increased prominence of the Church Of Arkleseizure in the movie (a race with fifty noses, and the first to develop the aerosol deodorant before the wheel) and their leader John Malkovich, who also has a second head, and Zaphod's unwillingness to sneeze.

Thanks to sickBoy and Rich Johnson for the heads up (pardon the pun). OK, now for that preproduction art! Deep Thought and more!

CLICK IT HERE FOR BIG COMPUTERS AND NON-MOVING IMAGES OF A MAN IN A BATHROBE!!!

I'm only one chapter into Adams' tome of collected HITCHHIKER works and it already owns me. I can't believe it's taken me so long to start reading this series! Anyway, we got this review in from a super-early screening of the film. It's a little light on detail, but I do know that the film has had a test screening recently, so I don't doubt the validity of the review. Enjoy!

First, I need to preface this review by leaving my nerd credentials at the door. I have not read Douglas Adams’ series of books, nor have I heard the HITCHHIKER GUIDE TO THE GALAXY radio show. The only knowledge I had of Adams’ works is what I had read on-line prior to the screening, so that maybe I would be able to get some of the inside jokes.

Having said that, I loved this movie. For those of you who don’t know this is your basic boy meets girl, boy loses girl to president of the galaxy, boy’s planet is destroyed, boy finds girl and travels through the galaxy in search of the ultimate question. You know, the usual.

It must be said that if you’re expecting another epic classic in the same vein of LORD OF THE RINGS, then this is not that movie. What you have here is great British humor, amazing characters played superbly by an outstanding cast, and Sci-Fi that reminds me of DR. WHO and SPACE BALLS. So, if you’re not going to enjoy a movie that opens with a song about Dolphin’s leaving the planet with the message, “So long and thanks for all the fish.” Then you might want to stay home.

My biggest fear going into this film was Mos Def playing Ford Perfect. While his first few lines fall flat, once Arthur (Martin Freeman) and he go into the bar where Ford tells Arthur about the impending doom of planet Earth he fits comfortably into the character. Although there are a couple more spots where he falls a little flat, that's nothing a little over dubbing won’t fix.

Warwick Davis’ Marvin the depressed android steals the show. His perfect monotone cadence and pitiful attitude make for a great contrast for the rest of the Heart of Gold’s upbeat mood.

For a first screening the only elements of the film that were missing where some of the effects. Often times in a screening like this you can notice moments that need to be cut or lengthened, but with this the pacing is spot on. The fact that a lot of the F/X are practical definitely gave the film a more realistic look if that’s even possible.

My suggestion was this: Finish the F/X and you’re gold.

-Cracker Thompson



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  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Wow I'm first! !

    by Solrider77

    And this comes out on my Birthday. KEWL! ! ! ! !

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Bush won, Kerry lost.

    by mcflytrap

    Suck it, Dems.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:38 a.m. CST

    And...............

    by Solrider77

    The Behind Scenes link doesn't seem to be working.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Well....

    by CellarDoor

    The "review" must be from a staff member. Who else could have seen footage so early? Yet why describe it as being like Spaceballs? It had better be a hundred times better than fucking spaceballs! I'm confused but don't really care. I don't think this film will communicate to as many people as the studios think but it'll talk to me and that's enough. Don't forget your towel!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for this movie

    by jawaburger

    I loved the books, I even enjoyed the bbc movie. But this is gonna kick ass. Sam Rockwell is one of my favorite actors, and I'm sure he can bring some fun to his character.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember the old mini-series?

    by Writhe

    All the "computer graphics" were done by hand. No computers were actually used to make the CGI.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:39 a.m. CST

    MINI?

    by Brendon

    That's the full size of most British TV series, 6 half hour episodes. Shynola - who are doing the guide imagery this time - are pretty well versed in all kinds of animation, so expect a few surprises there too.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Wow, McFly... totally irrelevant much?

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    But since you brought it up... if Bush had been able to win without rigging the election, I'd say that'd be something for you to be proud of.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...I agree with the poster who thinks the appeal of this film might not be as broad as Disney's hoping for. But I'm also down for it 100%. Can't wait for it, personally. Between this, Firef-- er, "Serenity," Batman Begins, Aeon Flux, and then that other one, the one with the droids and the horrible dialogue... should be a great summer.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The books are fuckin awesome

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Hopefully the movie(s, maybe?) will be as good. And fuck Bush, that fucking turd. "He doesn't want to be the 'best' president, he wants to be the LAST president."

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:12 a.m. CST

    "reminds me of Spaceballs" - Oh Christ...

    by Charlie & Tex

    Boy, if ever there was an example of damning something with faint praise, this is it. The late Mr Adams' work was head & shoulders above the work of Mel Brooks and just reading one of the Hitchhiker books will hit you with more wit and inventiveness than the entire sum of Brooks' career. Here's hoping that the movie stands up.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Fifty noses?

    by Thes

    The race of aliens had fifty ARMS - hense the invention of the aerosol deodorant before the wheel! Makes me question the article's accuracy completely.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I really envy anyone reading HGTTG for the first time

    by Walterego

    Quint, you're lucky man. Although, I think if I wasn't the kind of person who had read those books 18 years ago, then I wouldn't have been the person who had gotten into other kinds of similar humour. It would be like if I had never seen any Monty Python until I was thirty. That would kind of suck. Every so often I'll meet somebody in their 20's who has seen Holy Grail but never watched the Life of Brian, or Brazil, or Fawlty Towers. You say "No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition!" and get a blank stare in return. Some time ago somebody quoted Carl from Caddyshack to me and I didn't remember the line at all. They looked at me like I was retarded or something. If I had just announced that I had cancer they couldn't have looked at me with more pity. So humiliating. I went right out and watched it again. If you're only reading THGTTG now, Quint, what else have you missed out on? Red Dwarf? The Prisoner? Black Adder? The Young Ones? The Kids in the Hall? Terry Jones did a short series for the history channel called Crusades. It's the funniest historical show ever made, as well as being friggin fascinating. Have you read High Fidelity? The film was great but the novel was much funnier.Don Delillo's White Noise? Hillarious. Heller's Catch 22? Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? I bet the only Mark Twain you've read is what they made you skim in high school. Check out Twain as an adult, it's a different experience. Or if you want something advanced, check out Henry James' What Maisie Knew. You'll laugh and feel smart at the same time. Any of these options is better than mindless popcorn sci-fi like the latest Paul Anderson flick. Sure you could spend three or four hours in a row playing HALO 2, but its not like that is an experience you can talk about with or describe to somebody else.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:40 a.m. CST

    not like Lord of the Rings?

    by Doc Brown

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:41 a.m. CST

    not like Lord of the Rings?

    by Doc Brown

    Damn, becuase I was expecting it to be just like that completely unrelated and totally different series, in terms of scope and size. Maybe I just won't go see this one now, schmuck.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:50 a.m. CST

    DENNY CRANE

    by zillabeast

    VOTE BUSH!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:14 a.m. CST

    You say "No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition!" and get a blan

    by DocPazuzu

    Questions like that are better than any Voigt-Kampf test to see who is a human deserving of life and who should be immediately "retired." Kind of like "Do you like The Office?" If "yes", please go about your business. If "no", please step inside this immolation pod.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Isn't it funny....

    by kingink123

    that people who have never heard of a particular book/tv show/etc being adapted are always the first ones to see the early screenings?

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Screen Caps at-

    by RenoNevada2000

    http://www.kingstreetmedia.tv/hhg/index.htm

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Speaking of LOTR & Bush

    by TheGinger Twit

    HGTG could very well have done exactly what was done for LOTR. All filmed together and released over the consecutive years. Instead it's done exactly what was ORIGINALLY going to be done with LOTR. Re-create the whole thing into a new story especially for film. Now to Bush, I just watched a two part doco called 'the world according to Bush" See it! It has interviews with all the top people under Bush and the heads of companies directly linked to the white house. They talk very matter of factly and they tell no lies - and a very impressive canvas is painted. Bush and Co. are all dirty Cunts and we're headed for some bad weather.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:26 a.m. CST

    the concept art is weak

    by aphextwin

    really, it lacks vision, style and details. The concept art of a mediocre videgame is significantly better.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Bush Still Sucks

    by bushsux

    Time Magazine's Idiot of The Year. Why don't any of the republicans on this site grow some fucking balls, join the military and come over here. There's a shortage of personnel, especially if the war is "only supposed to be for four more years" according to Donny "My Bad Planning is Your Problem" Rumsfeld. The war is only supposed to last another four years? That's interesting, by then it will be Al Gore or Evan Bayh's problem to deal with. How convenient.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I just hope they get the humor right...

    by Lost Skeleton

    I have read the first two books in the misnamed THG2TG trilogy (it is really 5 books) and they are funny as hell. I have seen the pre-production art and it is great. I think the mighty-Mos can pull it out because he is becoming a great actor (actually compared to the amount of albums he puts out...he has acted in more projects than rapped on wax). I hope everyone out there gets a chance to read all of the books because they are really funny...even if the humor is very British.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Ughhh

    by hector

    The more i hear about this movie the more I dread it. Sounds like an inbreed between Spaceballs and the UFO scene from Life of Brian. Great. Mos Def. Ughh.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:58 a.m. CST

    5 Books? My copy is 4. It even says on the cover "A trilogy in f

    by TheGinger Twit

    I fear this film. Think rush job / self aware.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The only thing more frightening than the World According to Bush

    by DocPazuzu

    ...The World According to GingerTwit: http://www.aintitcool.com/tb_display.cgi?id=18447#805865 ........... http://www.aintitcool.com/tb_display.cgi?id=18906#824275

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Hitler and Stalin were both Time's Man of the Year.

    by Gul Shah

    Good company? You bet!

  • The book is great, but the mini series sucked. Here's hoping they learn there lesson and do the movie, not as a direct filming of the book, but a clever sci-fi comedy inspired by the book.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Zaphod's second head...is in his NOSE? That ain't right!

    by Hammer2Fall

    If it was a miniature head that grew out of his shoulder like an oversized pimple (ala Johnny Knoxville in MIB2), that I could accept. That at least you can still hide with a birdcage and pretend it's a parrot as described in Mostly Harmless. But a second head coming out the nose...something about that just doesn't sound Adams-ish to me. I hope the producer is just mistaken about that, especially since he got the Jartravartids wrong; they have fifty ARMS each, not fifty noses...that's why they're the only race in the Galaxy to have invented underarm deoderant before the wheel.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:54 a.m. CST

    by Huxley

    There is a link between the Jatravartids and noses. They believe that the universe was created when it was sneezed out the nose of The Great Green Arkleseizure, and they're now waiting for the Coming Of The Great White Handkerchief. As much as Douglas liked to change story elements between different media (it changed quite a bit between the radio, book and TV versions), I can't imagine him changing the 50 arms into 50 noses. I mean, that would be just ridiculous! Aaaachoo.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like McFlytrap...

    by Childe Roland

    ...just read his first newspaper since the election. Been logging extra hours in your sensory depravation tank? Must've been a lot of effort to get that old headline about Bush winning that hotly contested race behind your eyes and into your brain. Get back to us when you've caught up on all the fun stuff Curious George has been doing since. Then tell me who's sucking what. Asshat.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Yep, five books

    by JTylor

    They've got a new edition of the "More than Complete" HGTG that includes: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe," "Life, the Universe, and Everything," "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish," and "Mostly Harmless," as well as a short story or two, one called "Zaphod Plays It Safe."

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Wonderful knack some of you gimp knobs have of being able to inj

    by IAmJacksUserID

    Oh, and about HH, the more I find out about the movie, the more of a bad feeling I have. First, Ford is being played by a fucking rapper. Second, the Heart of Gold looks like a robot testicle, and third, Zaphod has a second head...in his nostril?!?

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Micheal Moore Should Have Been Person of the Year!

    by Silver Shamrock

    He did an outstanding job firing up the base... unfortunately it was the Republican base he fired up! He ends this year several million dollars richer thanks to endless free publicity from the left wing media schills and dumbasses that paid to see his slop thinking it would really change anything. The sound from democrats since the election, the fine whine and crude language still heard in talkbacks about Dubya are the death rattle of a formerly national party. The Dims have suffered staggering losses in the last 6 national elections. Moore say the party should move farther to the left. For god's sake, take his advice!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 1:10 p.m. CST

    mcflytrap

    by Super Person

    That happened almost two months ago, and you're only getting around to gloating about it NOW? I guess it's true, Bush supporters really are a little slower on the uptake than the rest of us... ;)

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Hey GingerTwit...

    by Lost Skeleton

    ...you forgot Mostly Harmless. I purchased the more complete version recently with the 5th book. I haven't read book 5 yet but I have heard that it is the weakest of all the books.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 2:01 p.m. CST

    It's all wrong! All wrong.

    by Merkin Muffley

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 2:01 p.m. CST

    The robe, I mean

    by Merkin Muffley

    Sorry. Not funny.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Mos Def is not just any rapper...

    by Lost Skeleton

    he is a very talented actor. See the Italian Job; the Woodsman, Bambozzed (sp?), the HBO film (I can't remember the name of the film but I know he has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the film), Brown Sugar...he even did a regular stint on the Cosby mysteries. Also, he is a regular on Dave Chappelle's show.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Mostly Harmless sucked

    by Lukecash

    After the third book, Either for money, fan request or his own inspiration, Adams went back HGTG and wrote the wonderful "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish"...which wrapped up the entire saga with a happy ending.******************I believe that FANS clamored for more HGTG, and I bet that Adams decided to destroy the entire cast completely.....just so he wouldn't have to keep writing the book. Adams died of a heart attack in his gym, not only finding the perfect ironic note pass on, but gave him a convienent exuse not to write any more HGTG.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 3:33 p.m. CST

    And the reason why Mostly Harmless Sucked....

    by Lukecash

    From Douglas Adams himself: *****"So, there will come a point I suspect at some point in the future where I will write a sixth Hitch-Hiker book. But I kind of want to do that in an odd kind of way because people have said, quite rightly, that "Mostly Harmless" is a very bleak book. And it was a bleak book. The reason for that is very simple - I was having a lousy year, for all sorts of personal reasons that I don't want to go into, I just had a thoroughly miserable year, and I was trying to write a book against that background. And, guess what, it was a rather bleak book!"

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Mos Def

    by Gilda Mundson

    Mos Def is awesome. Granted he doesn't have any lines, and he only appears in a series of still photographs, but the Chappelle's Show History Channel parody about the Gang Wars in Southside Chicago where Mos Def plays General Cornrow Wallace makes me laugh everytime. When he's sitting there sucking his thumb while tyrone explains how to make crack...that's some brilliant work.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:36 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: Mos Def is the truth! Pleasebelievethat!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    What a talent!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:32 p.m. CST

    The question isn't if Mos Def...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...is a credible rapper, TV star, movie star, whatever -- it's this: *can* he play a convincing alien pretending to be an out-of-work British actor? And the operative word here is "British," because if they've made him American, I for one will scream bloody murder because then the filmmakers will have ruined Douglas' work for good. If he can do a passable British accent and does in this film, I'll be fine, and probably love him and the movie. Otherwise, eat it, braino.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Pazuzu, here, copy this down so you can relink it in future talk

    by TheGinger Twit

    Bush, Time's person of the year: He has gotten more 1300 American servicemen and women killed, and seriously injured thousands more... on a war in which our 'moral' reason for starting has flown out the window. Is responsible for killing tens of thousands ( http://www.iraqbodycount.org ) of innocent Iraqi civilians, many of them women and children. 14,000-17,000 at last count. Even went so far to allow some in his administration to USE TORTURE on those in prisons. The war in Iraq will cost American Tax payers more than $200 Billion, money desperately needed here at home. ( Instead, we could have insured 90,409,834 children for one year. - Instead, we could have hired 2,616,579 additional public school teachers for one year - Instead, we could have fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 6 years.- http://www.costofwar.com/ ) We are also at record deficit levels, and practically every country and their mothers are dumping the dollar. He has destroyed America

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:05 a.m. CST

    What's the reviewer talking about?

    by UnclePuppethead

    He's never read the book, but he was worried about Mos Def playing Ford? What does that mean? And while we're on the subject of Zaphod's other head, where's his other arm? Not that I miss it mind you, I'm actually glad that they did something sensible like this. Even with all them new fangled computers and what not, the other head woulda looked like ass.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Just to clarify a few things...

    by Cracker_Thompson

    1) I was worried about Mos Def because the only thing I had ever see him do was General Cornrow Wallace on the Chappelle Show. Not because I didn't think he would screw up the character seeing as I haven't read the books. 2) Mos Def DOES NOT do a British accent in the movie. 3) Zaphod does have his third arm, and his second head DOES NOT come out of his nose, rather it comes from underneath his already existing head. 4) The only way the film is Spaceballsesque is in the cheeseball sci-fi. 5) Anything else?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Given that AICN sees so many camraderies and antipathies pass th

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...I'm on your side. I like the way you think, I like the way you argue, and I hope you and I don't go head to head someday over stupid shit like "organic webshooters" or "Matrix Vs. Star Wars." Cheers, brother.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:22 a.m. CST

    JUST ON CNN: Time Magazine retracts cover story on Bush as "Per

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    According to the Editor-in-Chief, there was a transcription error. The cover apparently was supposed to have read, "GEORGE W. BUSH: YOU WORSEN EVERY YEAR."

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Hey, TheGingerTwit

    by Langfhir

    Remember that guy Adolf Hitler? He was Time's Person Of The Year TWICE during World War II. This award is based on the person who's made the most news and most influence over the past calender year, whether it be good or bad.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Cheers back at you Lightstormer...

    by TheGinger Twit

    How do you get your o like that.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:33 a.m. CST

    How bout that....

    by TheGinger Twit

    .... Langfhir, you opened up my eyes. turns out Osama and saddam were also 'time person of the year'. I did kinda take the nobel prize view of the title. But i guess they can't all take the Penthouse example with it's asshole of the month. now if you'll excuse me, I have to try something.... LIGHTST0RMER.... did I get it right?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:07 p.m. CST

    mos def

    by hector

    Look, he's a talented guy, very funny. But Ford is the most critical roll in the book and movie, if you dont buy into him right away you sure as shit wont buy into an alien demolition crew demolishing earth to make an intergalactic bypass. Its bad enough he's named after a spaceport. Can he do an out of work British actor? Who also happens to be a gritty hitchhiking alien? If somebody cast Wayne Newton to play a street smart rapper who also happens to be from the planet Dingus, i'd raise questions too. Even though he was brilliant in Vegas Vacation and Ford Fairlane. This whole casting smacks of some idiot studio exec deciding they needed to 'punch up' Ford. Rastafy him 39%.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:12 p.m. CST

    by hector

    Look, he's a talented guy, very funny. But Ford is the most critical roll in the book and movie, if you dont buy into him right away you sure as shit wont buy into an alien demolition crew demolishing earth to make an intergalactic bypass. Its bad enough he's named after a spaceport. Can he do an out of work British actor? Who also happens to be a gritty hitchhiking alien? If somebody cast Wayne Newton to play a street smart rapper who also happens to be from the planet Dingus, i'd raise questions too. Even though he was brilliant in Vegas Vacation and Ford Fairlane. This whole casting smacks of some idiot studio exec deciding they needed to 'punch up' Ford. Rastafy him 39%.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I like all the actors, but I hate the designs

    by mortsleam

    At every instance, the designs have shown to be too cutesey, rounded and boring. And obvious. Deep Thought as the Thinker with a Computer Screen Head, anyone? Between the sad little hydrocephalic Marvin and the absolute lack of sleek silver running shoe details on the Heart of Gold, and now the absence of a second head on a chracter who is described as having a second head, nothing I've seen makes me think it will look good at all. One can only hope the performances somehow save this thing.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:47 p.m. CST

    GingerTwit

    by DocPazuzu

    Your post might actually have had some resonance if you had ever felt that the west had any moral leg to stand upon. If you had the courage of your convictions you would also admit that you NEVER considered the west to have any moral legs to stand on. You have countless times proven yourself utterly incapable of understanding that there are people who can oppose Bush yet find you and what you represent to be loathsome beyond belief. Time and again you miss the point, as in your latest post where you use anti-Bush rhetoric as if that somehow is in opposition to my views. You're a complete crackpot -- and a moron to boot. In fact, you have implied that the Israelis were behind 9-11, you believe that the beheadings were faked because the murderers' hands were "too white", and you regularly quote "news" from sources as widely diverse as radical islamist websites and news sources run by well-known neo-Nazis like Walter Storch. The fact is, GingerTwit, that you have absolutely no credibility whatsoever. Your believing until recently that the Amityville Horror was a true story, and your adolescent tall tales boasting of having had sex with multiple partners in the back of limos while returning from Robbie Williams concerts don't help much either in that regard. Also, the next time you cut and paste whole sections of articles and try to pass them off as your own, it helps to change the "our" to "your" in articles written by Americans -- unless, of course, you have given up your Australian citizenship and residence for an American ditto.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by morGoth

    ...Ford is a freakin' alien folks so who cares if he's got a British accent or not? I mean, I know the British Empire was vast but I think it stopped at the gates of Terra Firma, eh?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:12 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu

    by SkynetIsHere

    <<Questions like that are better than any Voigt-Kampf test to see who is a human deserving of life and who should be immediately "retired." Kind of like "Do you like The Office?" If "yes", please go about your business. If "no", please step inside this immolation pod.>> And if you imagine those words actually being spoken by Gareth from The Office, it makes it so much funnier.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Thank you pazuzu

    by TheGinger Twit

    There is evidence to suggest a variety of people were behind 911, the fact you chose to keep at me about the Israelies tells me you are one of these people who can't stand to have anything bad said about that 'country' and it's people. So what if I believe the beheadings were fake. They came within hours of the american torture story and the examining evidence clearly reveals questionable elements - mainly the well fed nature of the iraqi killers, the poor use of the language and yes, the white hands. I've said it before and no doubt we'll be here arguing it again, the dude was already dead. but yes, the beheading was clearly real. You keep saying i get my news from Nazi sites. Cmon man, if I was a nazi then I'd have better things to do then complain about the atrocities being commited in this world. Wouldn't I be all for the killing of non-whites? What does amityville have to do with anything? I'm assuming you read my post where I read up on the facts after viewing the trailer. Dude, I haven't been sitting my whole life believing in amityville, in fact, I'd forgotten all about it since I was 7. but now that it's back, I was intreagued so I looked up the history and found out what a crock of shit it all was. Whoopty doo. Dude, I've lived in houses with spooks out the coner of my eyes and just recently my cat, which died a few days before, was meowing upstairs. shit eh? I await the future post where I get shit for having ghosts in my own house. Which of course brings me to my sex with girls in limos at robbie williams concerts. How did that come up? Oh yes, you and i were about a dozen posts arguing and slowly it was revealed that I went to a robbie willaims concert. you laughed and gave me shit as if to embarrase me, I responded that i'm not emabarrased because i was taken by two ladies, and the ride home in the limo was worth it. I didn't say i had sex with anyone. You came to that all by yourself. The actual nature of the incident was merely me getting blown by one while the other rubbed her tits in my face. Yah for me. You then went on to pay out on me for saying such things here and that it can't have happened because i'm bragging about it... no i wasn't bragging, nor am i now - you just push and push until i have nothing left to tell you but more details. Oh, and it's no secret that I cut and posted that last article about Bush. Who gives a shit, do you really think i didn't read it? and do you really think i'm going to start chaning other peoples research and pass it off as my own?? Dude, Fuck off.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:55 p.m. CST

    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS NOT MEANT TO BE RACIST:

    by Forestal

    Why the fuck did they have to pick a black guy to play Ford Prefect!? The least they could have done was cast a black guy from jolly old ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 2:10 p.m. CST

    "Cmon man, if I was a nazi then I'd have better things to do the

    by DocPazuzu

    I didn't say you were a nazi, I said you were a moron. You're so uncritical of your online sources that you will believe anything that corresponds to your feeble, conspiracy-ridden view of how the world works. That you believe that the beheadings were faked shows that you have chosen to ignore the truth in favor of ludicrous lies which strengthen your idiotic outlook. That you refer to Israel as a "country" -- within quotation marks -- as well as your stated doubts that the Nazis could have murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and homosexuals during WWII also shows the agenda under which you operate. See, you're not only a moron, you're a scumbag too. As for "not bragging" about your alleged limo-trysts, I think your own posts in that talkback speak for themselves. Nice attempt at backtracking, though.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:52 p.m. CST

    MOSTLY HARMLESS doesn't suck. SO LONG, AND THANKS.... sucks

    by beamish13

    and this has jack shit to do with the topic, but in the Mussolini of Midtown himself, Rudy Giuliani was TIME's person of the year, not Osama bin Laden (TIME chickened out)

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 6:20 a.m. CST

    When they said "Sam Rockwell is playing Zaphod Beeblebrox"...

    by Rain_Dog

    I didn't think they meant "Chad Kroeger from Nickelback is playing Zaphod Beeblebrox."

  • Dec. 23, 2004, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Ah yes, G-Twit... the secret of the Big O.

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    I'll never tell.

  • Dec. 24, 2004, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Amerikan Pigdog Producers: better know that FORD PREFECT is the

    by MOSCOW CLASSIC

    IF you saw the BBC mini-series and hated it because of cheap special fx, you are an idiot and Moscow does not care what you think. HHG is about the mind-expanding ==> dialogue <== and FORD PREFECT sells the series intellectual currency by presenting as a hyper-intelligent smart-ass. If he presents simply as an AMERIKANized kiddie version of a Smart-Ass, the film will alienate EVERYONE (original fans, and new viewers will find it childish) Original BBC mini-series actor DAVID DIXON nailed Ford Prefectly So I can hope they know that, but I have doubts, I recall Douglas Adams himself worrying that American producers didn't seem to get what the series was all about and that all they were interested in was that it had a cult Sci-Fi audience. And since this film was completed after his death, I have to wonder if anyone was there to stop the Producers from pushing for an Amerikanization and/or going with their original idea of dumbing up the film for mass consumption. But ol Moscow remains hopeful, because Moscow LOVES Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! regards, Mr. Moscow Classic.

  • Dec. 28, 2004, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but MOS DEF is a fucking rapper.

    by IAmJacksUserID

    I didn't say he would be good or not, but I cannot help but to squirm at that casting decision. I cannot help but to see a demographic motive. If he turns out to pwn the role, great! And I certainly hope he does and I hope the movie is awesome and I hope everything turns out great! But why cast a rapper when there are literally thousands of ACTORS out there as good or better for the part? Even Morgan Freeman (I believe) noted his dissatisfaction with rappers getting such plum roles in films nowadays.