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    i read all the books back in high school. I wasn't thrilled with the movie. My main gripe was all the sillyness made sense when it was explained in the books, e.g. the usefulness of towels, etc. , but in the movie, it was just silly. and that probably doesn't make much sense to those who haven't read the books. I dug the actors though. They could've done better CGI with beeblebrox.

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    Just ordered the first book because i heard a lot of good things about it and wanted to read it for myself. As for the movie, it's going to be released here in the netherlands on august 4. So i'll have to wait untill then to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazer
    Just ordered the first book because i heard a lot of good things about it and wanted to read it for myself. As for the movie, it's going to be released here in the netherlands on august 4. So i'll have to wait untill then to see it.
    That's enough time to read all 5!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    That's enough time to read all 5!
    I was planning on doing just that.
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    anybody read any of Douglas Adams' other books? The Dirk Gently dectevice series is hilarious.

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    I saw this at the weekend with the GF. She's watched the TV series, but not read the books, and she enjoyed it too.


    There were a few things that weren't explained fully, which would have made it a little easier to understand for those who didn't know the story (as RPI Geek/welthqa said, towels, why they could hitch a lift with the Vogons, turning into sofas etc), but I suppose that's what has to happen when you're stuck to a time limit of ~1h30 for a "hollywood" film...

    I have to say that the yarn scene had me in total stiches (along with most of the rest of the cinema) - if you haven't seen it yet...go see it, it's worth it for this scene! (As an aside, if anyone has this bit as DivX - I'd love to have it!)

    Overall, I enjoyed the movie - I went into it with an open mind - not expecting a 1:1 exact copy of the books/TV series (because it never happens in Hollywood) - and I was pleased with the way it turned out

    It's good to introduce some new characters/items (the Point Of View gun is awesome), a nice progression of the story
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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    anybody read any of Douglas Adams' other books? The Dirk Gently dectevice series is hilarious.
    Not yet...I've been meaning to get round to it, but just been busy with AIMEE and CarPC recently!

    I read all of the Trilogy of Five within about 2 weeks...a very good read!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    anybody read any of Douglas Adams' other books? The Dirk Gently dectevice series is hilarious.

    <sticks hand up>

    yep me, read all 5 of the HHGG trilogy in five parts.

    plus both of the Dirk Gently ones, also read Salmon of Doubt which was a book that was put together from the writing he had done just before he died.

    Also reat Starship Titanic which was written by Terry Jones but based on a story plan of Douglas's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    <sticks hand up>

    yep me, read all 5 of the HHGG trilogy in five parts.

    plus both of the Dirk Gently ones, also read Salmon of Doubt which was a book that was put together from the writing he had done just before he died.

    Also reat Starship Titanic which was written by Terry Jones but based on a story plan of Douglas's
    So are they all good?
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    yeah, what did you think of Salmon?

    I LOVED Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency. I almost wet myself it was so funny.

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