Saturday, November 26, 2005

Tastes great, not particularly filling

Subject: Cinema
Just a couple of quick summaries for my Friday lineup...

"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" -- Eye candy. Tasty, tasty eye candy, all the way through. It had one of my favorite ingredients: "Attention to detail". But there pretty much isn't anything more to it besides a grand homage to the old serial. Clever, amusing, but otherwise light. Worth catching, though.

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" -- Okay, I was a really big fan of the original BBC series back before I even knew there were books. And I was a bit hesitant to go for this DVD based on the totally underwhelming reaction it had with long-time fans.

And I suppose "underwhelming" would be fair enough. My own impression was more along the lines of "missing something". I really like how they portrayed a lot of the more "familiar" items and characters. It was a very good looking show (more eye candy). And there was definitely a low-key tone of British humour throughout. But it felt a bit sanitized & "Americanized", and a few of the "classic" lines seemed awkwardly chopped to the point that they didn't have any point (even though I could remember what the rest of it was supposed to be).

Oh well, again, I'm not sorry that I watched it. Could have been worse.

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