I just had to get this off my chest! I have read a few “reviews” for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and am very annoyed by what everyone is saying. I’d say that 5% of these so called reviews say that nobody should see it due to its deviations from the original book, how they Hollywood-ed the plot by adding a romance, yadda, yadda… And I kept thinking: “So what the movie is not a transcription from book??? Does it have its own merits??? ” Having read the book once and not yet seen the movie, I could care less if they made a few “tweaks” here and there. Can someone really envision a movie that would do justice to the book??? Unless they turned it into an animated feature (e.g. The Incredibles, Toy Story, etc) there is no way, no matter how much FX you use, that the movie would be just like the book! When I watched the “Lord of the Rings" trilogy I noticed how many things they left out from the books because there was just no possible way to replicate it in a movie! They even changed some of the things that happened to Aragorn but even with all of these things, I truelly enjoyed the movies!
So my point for this quick post is to tell the hundreds of movie reviewers out there not to forget that a movie is a director’s interpretation of something (in this case a book) and since interpretation is something very personal, it COULD be different than yours.