Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

With our last day of official “we’re off work” vacation day, we decided to catch a movie, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

I’d read this book long ago, shortly after it was released, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Any book that had the audacity to destroy the earth in the first few chapters had my vote! Most others took almost the whole book, or even a trilogy, to pull that off.

Anyway, we went to the Wehrenberg Galaxy to watch the film on the Mega Screen — same screen we saw Phantom of the Opera on a few months ago. From the time the dolphins jumped across the screen, singing “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!” until the film ended, I was very entertained.

The special effects were plentiful, characters believable and virtually everything was cheesy — kinda like a classic Monty Python film. I guess that’s why I liked it so much. And, as near as I remember from reading the book twenty years ago, the movie seemed to go along with it closely enough for my tastes.

Really enjoyable, worth the $15 for the both of us, and a good note on which to end the last official day of vacation.