A short instructional exposition on how to make me depressed in one swift motion:
Tell me that the Hitchhiker’s Guide is going to suck.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie is an abomination. Whereas the radio show, TV show, books and computer game are all recognizably variations on a theme, this is something new and almost entirely unrelated. It’s not even a good film if viewed as an original work: the characters are unsympathetic, the cast exhibit no chemistry, the direction is pedestrian, the pace plodding, the special effects overpowering (lots and lots of special effects, none of them funny mind you) and above all the script is amazingly, mindbogglingly awful. Oh, and they have taken most of the jokes out.
You know, I was just telling someone last night that with Sin City and HHGG both coming out so close together I was starting to feel like I don’t deserve to be living in such an amazing time in history.
Hearing that it’s going to suck is like finally realizing Santa was a lie. You held on for so long trying to believe the impossible until reality finally twisted its trucker hat to the back and with one slow-motion strained yelp crushed your dream for good.
Wow- I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of one of my analogies.
Anyway, at least this will serve to lower my expectations which is always a good thing.