As with ‘The Hurt Locker’ it is far from trendy to knock ‘Moon’.
It seems to be an unwritten rule in Hollywood that the second film in a major motion picture franchise has to be the darker, more introspective entry.
While never likely to please the more militant fans of earlier versions, the film ‘Hitchhikers’ stays faithful to the spirit of its author, and registers as a (qualified) success…
The problem with ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ movie isn’t that it’s not faithful, it’s worse – it’s that it’s not funny.
‘Welcome to Collinwood, the Beirut of Illinois’ (to give the film its full, on-screen title) has ‘instant cult classic written’ all over it and if there’s any justice at all it should make its writer/directors rich and famous virtually overnight.