Monday, April 11, 2011

289. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)


-It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a Sperm Whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet and since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity. This is what it thought, as it fell:
-Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my... well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a... tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello Ground!

Very rarely does a movie make me want to read, but if this series of books is anything like this movie (and I'm sure they are), I have got to read them one day. Add to that the adorable Zooey Deschanel and a robot that is played by Warwick Davis (Wicket, Willow, etc.) and voiced by Alan Rickman, and you have the makings of one of the funniest and all-around most entertaining sci-fi movies ever made.

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