Aug. 31, 2005, 3 a.m. CST
To say, "This is probably the best prize for those that haven't read the books!" and then make winning them impossible for those that have not read the books. Those that have seen the film but not read the books don't count. They are not people.
Aug. 31, 2005, 3:56 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
Anyway, I've got some ideas, and I want them damn prizes. And finally there's confirmation that anyone can actually enter.
Aug. 31, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST
"if memory serves, you won, proving that good looks and charm win over brilliance and the ability to govern" CAN ANYONE AGREE WITH ME ON THIS?
Aug. 31, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST
... Should I? I'm a huge fan of the books (huge) and a big fan of not being disappointed.
Aug. 31, 2005, 9:55 a.m. CST
This movie pretty much disappeared after a week at the box office. There is a reason. The acting was just plain dull. Mos Def brought nothing to Ford. Anyone could have played that part better. The only good thing was Zaphod and he couldn't even save it. Save yourself the trouble and re-watch the BBC series.
Aug. 31, 2005, 10 a.m. CST
I loved the books and had a really good time with the movie. I would definitely suggest seeing it.
Aug. 31, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Kinda think the runner up prizes are a little more worthy than the grand priz, though I don't have the creativity to enter this either way, so eh to me.
Aug. 31, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST
What ever happened to the Vogon Poetry contest - where the prize was Vogon Office items? Who won?
Aug. 31, 2005, 10:46 a.m. CST
Aug. 31, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST
As far as I'm concerned, the original format (the radio series) is, was and likely always will be the best version of HGTTG.
Aug. 31, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST
I hope one day they can make a new TV series with a huge budget and a better cast than the film. That's the only true way to realize the vision.
Aug. 31, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST
Aug. 31, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST
Everything is always resoundingly negative, no matter what the topic is. Even an IMDB board would be better. I recommend asking real live people you trust.
Aug. 31, 2005, 9:16 p.m. CST
Did it ever occur to the Mos Def bashers that some of Ford's best parts in the book were cut out of the movie?
Aug. 31, 2005, 11:12 p.m. CST
Thank you, that will be all
Sept. 1, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST
The film got so many things right. Some of the effects were practical and amazing. The digital effects were obtrusive and terrible. The emotional sequences were contrived (Freeman almost tearing up during the Earth 2 tour, comes to mind). Rockwell was perfect, as usual. Everyone else was running through the motions, almost literally. The thing the film missed was A.) Timing, and B.) The charming tone of the book. It made the film antiseptic and impersonal. You really couldn't do anything worse. The essence of the book was lost. When you do that, you lose everything. The film had the right idea and a good heart, but it missed the mark by a few solar systems.
Sept. 1, 2005, 7:52 a.m. CST
And they too can tell you how amazingly shit this movie was.
Sept. 1, 2005, 5:49 p.m. CST
It was certainly plagued with issues, but there was plenty to enjoy: * The dolphin musical intro. * I liked this verison of Trillian a lot. I felt she was far better than the bimbo blonde interpretation in the BBC series. * I also liked this version of Slartibartfast. (The BBC version excels in every other character's casting, of course.) * The improbability/yarn sequence was priceless. * I actually liked Marvin, too. That huge head was just perfect. It took me time to get used to it, though, since I was so used to the traditional metal grey Marvin. His voice, while not the Marvin we're used to, was still nice and depressing. * I thought this interpretation of Deep Thought was rather creative, if a little creepy. Not at all what I expected. * Simon Jones' cameo. * All the scenes inside Magrathea. Damn well done. * Ford closing the simple gate on the fence forcing the Vogons to have to go around. ;) It's really not a BAD movie, in and of itself. It means well, but in light of our expectations it's frustrating at times. I'll always have my DVD's of the BBC series at least. :)
Sept. 1, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST
Harry isn't asking us to get tattoos, or better yet, the best human to vogon makeover via plastic surgery. Say, that isn't so bad...
Sept. 2, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST
but it was charming enough. It seemed way too awkwardly cut up though. Not enough emphasis. But it's true, the only way the books could be realized is a decently budgeted TV series.