The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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  • Hilarious

    8.9
    Douglas Adams' series of Hitchhiker novels are definitely my favourite comedy stories and I thought that this TV adaptation managed the difficult task of moving it to the screen pretty well.
    I know that a lot of people sneer at the rather poor 80's special effects (Zaphod's frankly absurd second head for example), but I think it really captured the book's humour, which I feel is a far more important element than the sci-fi component. In this regard, I would certainly rate it higher than the recent movie, which although I enjoyed, seemed to be missing something. Marvin is one of my favourite characters of all time and I was pleased that he came over well.
    Not perfect, but still pretty good.
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