Friday, May 06, 2005

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Mostly Shyte

The late Douglas Adams' biographer, M. J. Simpson, has this to say about Disney's new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie:

"It’s as if someone had filmed
Gulliver’s Travels but had made the Lilliputians and Brobdingnagians normal-sized and turned the Houyhnhnms from talking horses into yellow triangles."

Actually, he has much, much more to say about this clumsy abortion of a hamfisted travesty of a series of brilliant novels but, in short: "Douglas Adams had a fatal stroke getting THIS into theaters???" Adams dies after struggling for over TWO DECADES to get a feature film version made, leaving Disney free to dance on his grave. And the Cosmic Joker laughs heartily. Oh.. this has been a bad year, indeed.


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