What's the answer to life, the universe, and everything? If you're familiar with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy you know the answer. This sci-fi phenomenon has had numerous incarnations: radio show, TV shows, of course the books, and in 2005 they made a movie. It's one of my all-time favorites, and it's hard to get on that list because I watch about four movies a week. I like indie the best, but also tend to gravitate toward sci-fi, post-apocalyse being a favorite setting, adventure, action (Terminator combines all of those interests quite well), and the occasional chick flick. Today you get a Quick review since you made it through the long tale of my rise and fall from power the past two days and deserve something short and sweet. Well, the five of you who stopped by ;-)
I love this movie for it's sheer whimsical nature, its dry-wit narration, and for the good old-fashioned love story. I mean, what's not to love about Vogon poetry, almost eaten by monsters, smacked in the head with shovels for having ideas, and the ultimate weapon of all time, the POV gun.
The inventions are great, too. A knife that toasts bread while it slices. A device where you stick your head in, it senses what you're craving, and makes it for you. Instantly. It also has the most creative use of a lemon juicer EVER. Not to get all political on you because of my sheer hatred of politics, but every single elected official could use a lemon juicer. Watch the movie and you'll see what I'm talking about.
If you're feeling blue, or stressed out, or bored, go rent this movie. I dare you not to laugh. This member of the third smartest race on the planet sure did. And no, the first isn't dolphins. Though they do say, “Thanks for all the fish.”