It’s just a sad fact: you can only say “The knights of ni!” so many times. Garth Jennings’ (also known as “Hammer and Tongs”) expertly shot film, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is pleasant and you won’t walk out of the theatre. But if you’re the kind of person who has contemplated physically assaulting Monty Python dorks who don’t understand that yes, witches and tiny pebbles are funny, but you don’t want the joke repeated, this may not be for you. In 110 minutes, there is a solid 20 minutes of wit, delivered well by all involved. Then repeated. Over and over again.
For long time Douglas Adams fans, the movie may have more rewards, though a change to the ending has had some bloggers fuming. Not sure if that’s not their permanent state, though. Bloggers. ‘Cause they’re always angry at something really stupid. Stupid bloggers.