Sunday, May 08, 2005

Don't Panic.

Saw Hitchhiker's Guide last night. Hitchhiker's was a really good book. You should read it. The film, sadly, is another animal altogether. Not terrible, but I've seen better (funnier, more interesting, etc.) films. Perhaps the fault was in the editing. Or the writing. It had a decent cast: Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Stephen Fry, John Malkovich, Jonathan Schwarzmann, Kelly MacDonald, Sam Rockwell... Eh. The only things that stuck with me were the previews, which sucked ginormous sperm whale nuts, and Sam Rockwell's monster-finger. It skeeved me. I'm beginning to notice that a lot of Hollywood star-types have monster-fingers. Like Vince Vaughn, Daryl Hannah (okay, she's just missing a nub), and now this Rockwell fellow. Creepy. I have a theory. It involves creatures of the underworld walking among us in human guise, malformed monster-fingers being the only giveaway of their true underworld demon-creatureness, though, and is thus highly improbable. On to the previews. Note to Disney: If the best your new CGI-animation partner Vanguard can do is a movie about fucking homing pigeons, and the trailer (you know, that teaser that's supposed to contain some of the best parts) for said homing-pigeon film did not elicit a single giggle from anyone in the audience during previews, then maybe--just maybe--you need to send some hookers and blow to (or just hookers to blow) the head of Pixar and get those bitches back. Because you're fucked. Seriously, Diz, homing pigeons? What the hell were you people thinking? Then again, Pixar's last Disney film is going to be about some goddamned talking cars, and Vanguard's last enterprise (or at least the last enterprise of its head) was Shrek, so, what do I know? Meh.


At 5/08/2005 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Will said...

Siddocious! Thank you for saving me a few bucks. I was skeptical about Hitchhikers, so your less-than-stellar review made it all the easier to leave it be.

However, I did see Crash last night. I really liked it and recommend it. It'll be interesting to see what you think about it. Look forward to a possible discussion...

Have a great Sunday, my friend.

At 5/08/2005 10:22:00 PM, Blogger deborah said...

I enjoyed Hitchikers, only because I thought Mos Def played an excellent Ford. And I suppose I also go into a book turned into a film not expecting much.

At 5/11/2005 02:28:00 AM, Blogger ding said...

and they were british homing pigeons. i love the brits as much as the next gal but who cares about british homing pigeons fighting some fascist eagle?

yeah. not me. love the blog.


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