I was one of the lucky people who scored free tickets to last night’s preview from ABC 666 AM. And it’s a fun movie!
I’m sure Zooey Deschanel (who played Trish/Trillian) will have a new legion of nerdy fans now, and John Malkovich was predictably spectacular. In fact, all the actors chosen seemed to be a good fit for the characters in my opinion.
The sets and special effects were great – not over the top, but quite detailed. Imagine Monty Python effects evolved to 2005. (That goes for the silly theme song too.)
Best characters: Marvin (I predict toy sales soon!), the Vogons (remarkably like the population of a certain public-service-focused city), and Slarty Bartfast (just because the acting was so damn good).
This movie won’t change my life, but it was a lot of fun. Suitable for all ages as there’s no gory violence, nudity or swearing. Although most primary school kids would probably enjoy something more targeted at their interests.
Now, where can I get myself a Point-of-View gun?