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Just saw Hitchikers Guide. . .

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:12 AM

SOJOURNER


no serenity trailer


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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:22 AM

FOURSKYS


There was one for me in the Chicago area...

That's interesting...

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:24 AM

INEVITABLEBETRAYAL


Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
There was one for me in the Chicago area...

That's interesting...



And...? How did people react?

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:25 AM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


Quote:

Originally posted by InevitableBetrayal:
Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
There was one for me in the Chicago area...

That's interesting...



And...? How did people react?

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i second that inquiry

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MAL: This is my scrap of nowhere. You go on and find your own.
SAFFRON: You can't just leave me here, on this
lifeless piece of crap moon...
MAL: Sure I can.
SAFFRON: I'll die.
MAL: Well, as a courtesy, you might start
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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:28 AM

P1NKISPUNK


Are you a Brit?

Going to see it tommorow in England with high hopes for a trailer...err and the film looks ok too

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:30 AM

STILLSHINY


GRRRRRRRRRR! Just called Broken Arrow Theater, OK it's not showing with HHGTTG.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:36 AM

FOURSKYS


Quote:

Originally posted by InevitableBetrayal:

And...? How did people react?



Well, I think. A friend and myself started clapping afterwards, and about 10-20 people joined in. There was definitely some murmur around before and after the trailer. Very positive. And our BDH's looked very nice on the big screen, I might add.

Oh, and as a bit of a comparison, only 1 person clapped after the Revenge of the Sith trailer...

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:36 AM

SOJOURNER


Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
There was one for me in the Chicago area...

That's interesting...



I'm in memphis TN. There was a preview for some horror movie, and a movie called Dark Water, and oh. . .can't forget herbie fully loaded. . . . . *sigh* no Serenity

glad you got to see it though

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:41 AM

FOURSKYS


Quote:

Originally posted by Sojourner:
Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
There was one for me in the Chicago area...

That's interesting...



I'm in memphis TN. There was a preview for some horror movie, and a movie called Dark Water, and oh. . .can't forget herbie fully loaded. . . . . *sigh* no Serenity

glad you got to see it though



Yeah, we had both of those too... that's weird...

Definitely happy I got to see it, but I'm surprised that's it's not everywhere. I feel bad for you guys...

I mean, I liked hitchhiker's, but I would definitely go again just to see the trailer on the big screen...

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:45 AM

MACK


Woohoo!!! So glad I live in Chicago. :)

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:47 AM

LITWOLF689


Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
Oh, and as a bit of a comparison, only 1 person clapped after the Revenge of the Sith trailer...



Love that! *lmao*

Probably going to see Hitchiker's next weekend. Im gonna try to get my mom to stand up and cheer with me if the trailer is there. Hopefully no one will boo us out of the theatre ^_^

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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:49 AM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:

Oh, and as a bit of a comparison, only 1 person clapped after the Revenge of the Sith trailer...




excuse me while I laugh maniacally...


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SAFFRON: You can't just leave me here, on this
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MAL: Sure I can.
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MAL: Well, as a courtesy, you might start
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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:56 AM

MSCKAREN


y'all may have already read about this in one of the other threads but, apparently there are two different disto copies of Hitchhiker. One version has the trailer attached and one does not. Call the theater you plan to to see H in and they should be able to tell you which version.

There is a spin-off benefit to this: They'll know there is "buzz" for Serenity.

I wonder how much Hitchhiker's box office has been improved by the Browncoats...?

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Friday, April 29, 2005 11:37 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by FourSkys:
and as a bit of a comparison, only 1 person clapped after the Revenge of the Sith trailer...



WHAT? I can't believe more people didn't clap!
I mean, ROTS(Revenge Of The Sith) has ten times the money behind it and almost 1/10th the writing ability that was put into our little BDM!!!
(or is it 1/100th?)

Sorry, it rots Chrisisall

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Friday, April 29, 2005 11:52 AM

WHISPER


Quote:

Originally posted by msckaren:

I wonder how much Hitchhiker's box office has been improved by the Browncoats...?
B]



I think quite a bit. I don't really have any interest in Hitchhickers but am seriously entertaining the notion of seeing it just for our Serenity trailer.



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Friday, April 29, 2005 11:52 AM

GWENHARKER


Well, I saw HH at my local cinema (Valley View, Ohio) in the Digital Projection theater.

Le Sigh. No trailer.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 11:56 AM

JRC


I am beginning to believe that the trailer may show with HG only in cities where the screenings are taking place.

Everyone dies alone.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:27 PM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


Then I really hope they're showing the trailer in San Jose since the screening's happening in SF.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:49 PM

SLAYER730


And, just for kicks, HOW WAS HITCHHIKERS?!? I know we're all psyched to see the Serenity trailer on the big screen...but we've all seen it on the little screen so we aren't really missing out. I'd still see Hitchhikers even without the Serenity trailer...so? Review?

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:52 PM

CHEVRONNINE


I saw HHG today in Los Angeles. Sadly, no Serenity trailer here either. I asked the manager to check the trailer listing before buying a tix but his computer was down. I figured, what the heck, I was planning on seeing the movie anyway. Guess I'll have to be satisfied watching the trailer on my computer for now.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 1:55 PM

RYCE


Had a date with my dad to see HHGG today. OMG it was so amazing!!!!! A lot of the movie was similar to the book, and a lot of it was new. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but there were some little jokes that only people who have read the book or seen the BBC mini series would get. Let's just say that Dad and I had tears in our eyes at some points (not all from laughter, too). Visually stunning! Make sure to keep an eye out for the original Marvin, Simon Jones, and Douglas Adams' nose.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 2:16 PM

BYTETHEBULLET


Just saw it here in the Atl area. It did have the trailer and I really liked the movie. No one clapped after Star Wars, I was the only one that clapped for the trailer. There were 20ish people in the theater.


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Friday, April 29, 2005 3:11 PM

PIOTROWSKI


I work at a movie theater (which shall remain nameless). But the basic deal is that there's a numbered list of ten or so possible trailers that are sent out for each movie to be put on in addition to the attached trailer. Usually some of these trailers come "in the can" with the feature they're to be shown with. Theaters are supposed to attach 5 trailers or so from the list with top priority given to the lower numbered trailers (i.e. the first trailer listed is most likely to be put on the movie). The trailer lists vary from region to region and probably company to company, but in my region in Atlanta, Serenity was #7 on the list, so... It's not a definite thing. So, you might want to check before you go see Hitchhiker for a 4th or 5th time.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 4:38 PM

CHRONICTHEHEDGEHOG


Quote:

Originally posted by slayer730:
And, just for kicks, HOW WAS HITCHHIKERS?!? I know we're all psyched to see the Serenity trailer on the big screen...but we've all seen it on the little screen so we aren't really missing out. I'd still see Hitchhikers even without the Serenity trailer...so? Review?



A mess is what it was, it was as if Douglas Adams wrote the first half of a movie which execs didn't like so got someone else to write a new first half, however instead of finishing either version they just stuck them both together. The old jokes have lost their punchlines, the new jokes are not funny and make little sense, the guide's in it for all of 5 minutes and serves purely as exposition, there's no ending, the love story is pointless, there are two sets of bad guys who don't do anything, that bloody song and dance at the start...

Okay, that's probably being too harsh, the acting is pretty good and some of the jokes are funny but it's a mess of a film based on a brilliant book that no-one seems to understand, least of all the director. I implore you not to see it, buy the book, buy the tapes, if you're really desperate buy the tv show but don't give them money for something that deserved to be a lot better.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 4:52 PM

FIREFLYWILDCARD1


Quote:

Originally posted by JRC:
I am beginning to believe that the trailer may show with HG only in cities where the screenings are taking place.

Everyone dies alone.



Nope. I just saw it here in Maryland (Muvico at Arundel Mills). No screening here. But the Serenity trailer was attached! Yes!!! And there was even somebody sitting next to me that knew about Firefly. Nobody clapped (that's just so not done here in MD). But people gasped and seemed to like the trailer.

The theater chose not to show the Star Wars trailer though. I wonder why? I sort of wanted to see it to see how the movie might turn out. Cuz regardless of how little I like AotC, I'm still going to see Revenge of the Sith (or whatever the R stands for).

Hitchhikers was entertaining. I've never read the books or seen the BBC series. I went specifically cuz my dad was interested in the movie and in case Serenity's trailer was attached. So happy that my theater chose to show it!!!!

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Friday, April 29, 2005 5:24 PM

SHINYMOM


I've seen Hitchhiker's Guide three times in the last 18 hours or so. Each time no trailer. After the third time, I found the manager and asked him when the Serenity trailer was going to show. He got on his two-way radio and called upstairs. The guy upstairs said he'd get back to him so I stood there and talked about Serenity and Firefly with the manager. Showed him my shiny shirt with Firefly on the front and the ad I wrote for the DVDs and the BDM on the back. The guy upstairs called back and said it was playing in the large auditorium, not the one where I'd just seen HHG for the third time. The very nice manager said we could go in and watch it.

So I sat through Dark Water, watched Zathura again, watched part of the Star Wars trailer( which I'd not seen in three visits to three theaters), and then the Serenity trailer came on. It looks fabulous on the big screen! I've seen it on the computer multiple times, but this makes it real for me. The movie is actually going to happen! So I left with my heart full of joy, thanked the manager for making my day, and am thinking about seeing it again with my other son and his girlfriend.

Oh, how was the movie? It's like Firefly...it just gets better and better. I caught things the second time I'd missed the first, and the third time I saw things or got things I hadn't before. The best part about the third showing was that the theater was pretty packed, so I got audience reaction which had been missing during the sparsely attended midnight showing last night and the even more sparsely attended 11:55 showing this morning. People laughed in all the right places, the two teenage boys sitting next to us reacted well, and even little kids quieted down and watched. As we were leaving the theater, a guy walking behind us was on the phone talking excitedly to his mom about the movie. So go see HHG for the Serenity trailer and stay to enjoy it for itself.



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Friday, April 29, 2005 5:27 PM

REGINAROADIE


Yeah, I was a little miffed that the trailer for SERENITY wasn't attached to the film, but the movie itself was so worth it. The parts on Earth kinda lacked a bit, and I'm sure because of the familiarity with the source novels it might not've seemed fresh at first.

But I chuckled at the sighing doors, I laughed at the sublime Alan Rickman as Marvin, and with the bit with the whale, I was laughing so hard that tears were coming down my face. I hadn't laughed that hard since god knows when. I'm trying to find the thoughts of the whale online so that I can memorize them.

So all in all, a good movie that lives up to Doug Adams legacy and a good way to kick off the 2005 summer series.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 6:04 PM

AGEHN


I saw Hitchiker's Guide today, too (And for the record, I liked it -- including the broadway show tune at the beginning.) and unfortunately didn't see a Serenity trailer. I got Ep III, Dark Water, Herbie, maybe a few others I don't remember.
It looks like the new Star Wars will be closer to being a good film than Eps I and II were, but that's not saying much. Anyway, that's my story.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 7:06 PM

STILLSHINY


Ok, Saw trailers for Zathura, Chicken Little, Shark Boy & Lava Girl, and Herbie. It was a Gorram "Disneyfest" perhaps the fault of going to a smalltown theater & being at a 7:00 showing.

I have never picked up Hitchiker. I probably never will. However I do plan on getting the tapes to listen to. Sorry, not a big reader.

I enjoyed the movie, I might have enjoyed it more had I not been there with a DIE-HARD Hitchiker Fan Who kept commenting on all the "stuff" that was different or missing. For what I saw I enjoyed it. Not a likely favorite, Might buy the DVD, I'm sure the special features will be entertaining and such. But it wa a great movie & I had fun. I loved Marvin & Trish. & the sofas.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 7:44 PM

DIETCOKE


Quote:

Originally posted by chronicthehedgehog:
Quote:

Originally posted by slayer730:
And, just for kicks, HOW WAS HITCHHIKERS?!? I know we're all psyched to see the Serenity trailer on the big screen...but we've all seen it on the little screen so we aren't really missing out. I'd still see Hitchhikers even without the Serenity trailer...so? Review?



A mess is what it was, it was as if Douglas Adams wrote the first half of a movie which execs didn't like so got someone else to write a new first half, however instead of finishing either version they just stuck them both together. The old jokes have lost their punchlines, the new jokes are not funny and make little sense, the guide's in it for all of 5 minutes and serves purely as exposition, there's no ending, the love story is pointless, there are two sets of bad guys who don't do anything, that bloody song and dance at the start...

Okay, that's probably being too harsh, the acting is pretty good and some of the jokes are funny but it's a mess of a film based on a brilliant book that no-one seems to understand, least of all the director. I implore you not to see it, buy the book, buy the tapes, if you're really desperate buy the tv show but don't give them money for something that deserved to be a lot better.



I am so with you on this! I loved the radio show and was so disappointed with the movie and to make matters worse, no Serenity trailer. What a waste of $10.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 8:33 PM

GWEK


No Serenity trailer for me, and I thought the movie was decent. Rockwell was excellent as President Bush.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 8:39 PM

MAXTEMKIN


I got the same previews reported by most other people, and I live in the Chicago area. I'm guessing that it has absolutly nothing whatsoever to do with geography, but rather the theater chain.

At the AMC where I saw hitchhikers tonight, I got Chicken Little, Zathura, and Herbie, which was advertised as "Herbie-er" than all previous Herbie interpretations.

Can anyone verify that this is what they got at AMC theaters? Did anyone see the Serenity promo at an AMC?

To the people who DID see the Serenity teaser, what theater chain were you at?

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:20 AM

BECSTHEBEAST


news from south london
no trailer attached to HHGG

didn't rate the film much - a bit of a nostalgia trip as i grew up on the books, radio and tv series - did like the nods to the heritage - but felt like it didn't really flow like a film - felt like a 'best of'
the only bit i found really humorous was the 'prisoner release form' scene - don't know about the US but bureacracy in the UK is almost as bad as that!!!

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 1:33 AM

MUTT999




Greenburgh,NY........no trailer.

The movie, kinda boring. Guess you have to be a fan. The only thing saving it was that wacky "President of the Universe" guy.



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Saturday, April 30, 2005 2:45 AM

SLAYER730


Going to see it today, but it seems to have gotten mixed reviews. I'm a little worried, because I am a fan of the books, (I read them all in a row and loved them all), but we'll see. As for the Serenity trailer, I would love to see it on the big screen, but I am satisfied having seen it at all. I'm really more interested in other people seeing the trailer and getting excited for the movie that aren't already fans. So I hope the trailer IS playing...It's rainy and yucky here today, so maybe it'll drive more people to the theater.

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 7:24 AM

STEVE580


Nah, HHGTTG sucked...I mean, there were almost no redeeming qualities. The funny parts were the lines taken right from the book (you could tell who hadn't read it during these parts - they were the ones laughing). There were a few things not in the book that may evoke a smile, or a slight chuckle, but no one in the theater really laughed at any of them. And about half-way through the film, they stray way off the plot, so that Arthur can be a hero. And, there's a whole completely fabricated love-story between Trillian and Arthur. Wtf was that?

I'm not even sure the writters actually *read* the book, in its entirety. As evidence of this, they mention the Restaruant at the End of the Universe near the close of the flick, and head there; then Marvin comments it's at the "other end of the Universe," so they turn around and head the other direction - implying that the restaurant is located at the edge, not the end.

Nah, it was a really lame flick. I don't recommend it - and no dice on the trailer in the Baltimore area, btw.

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 8:06 AM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


Friend saw it yesterday....no Serenity trailer here either...she said it was Herbie, Dark Water and something else...

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
MAL: This is my scrap of nowhere. You go on and find your own.
SAFFRON: You can't just leave me here, on this
lifeless piece of crap moon...
MAL: Sure I can.
SAFFRON: I'll die.
MAL: Well, as a courtesy, you might start
getting busy on that, cause all this chatter ain't doin' me any kindness.

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 9:53 AM

SNIPER


No trailer where I was either. There was one for Star Wars though.

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 10:54 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Sojourner:
no serenity trailer



I just got back from seeing 'Hitchhiker' and I thought it was a hoot,
I felt that they did a good job of recreating the feel of the book
(I'm renting the TV show from netflix so I can recompare with that)
oh yeah. and I LOVED Alan Rickman's Marvin!

but altho they showed 5 or 6 previews,
there was not one of 'Serenity'

Star Wars looked predictable & flat to me,
Herbie fully loaded looked dreadful,
Shark Boy & Lava Girl looked even worse,
Chicken Little looked lame (is that a real movie?)
what else did they show?? There was at least one more no-very-memorable or interesting trailer....
(I suppose I should have written them down)
but they showed at least two trailers for movies with November release dates!
wtf?!
Shouldn't they have run 'Serenity' before those?


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Saturday, April 30, 2005 11:17 AM

WHOISRIVER


From joss

"Hey, just so's y'know... I too went out last night to see the trailer -- and it wasn't playing. Good times. I have since found out it's only attatched to some of the HHGTG prints, and not many in L.A. So definitely call yon theater if yer making the trip. 'Cause you don't wanna be like me. Trust me. You really don't. (Despite the beautiful bond.) -j."

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 1:02 PM

CHEVRONNINE


Quote:

Originally posted by MaxTemkin:
I got the same previews reported by most other people, and I live in the Chicago area. I'm guessing that it has absolutly nothing whatsoever to do with geography, but rather the theater chain.

At the AMC where I saw hitchhikers tonight, I got Chicken Little, Zathura, and Herbie, which was advertised as "Herbie-er" than all previous Herbie interpretations.

Can anyone verify that this is what they got at AMC theaters? Did anyone see the Serenity promo at an AMC?

To the people who DID see the Serenity teaser, what theater chain were you at?



You bring up a good point and I'd love to know the answer as well. I'm in LA and saw HHG at an AMC theater yesterday. *No* Serenity trailer :( We had Herbie, Zathura, SW, Chicken Little, Kicking & Screaming and Batman Begins.

I'm going to see HHG again tomorrow with a friend at a different theater chain. I'm *really* hoping the trailer's attached this time. It'd make seeing HHG twice worth it (and I'm a fan of the book).

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 1:19 PM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by WhoIsRiver:
From joss

"Hey, just so's y'know... I too went out last night to see the trailer -- and it wasn't playing. Good times. I have since found out it's only attatched to some of the HHGTG prints, and not many in L.A. So definitely call yon theater if yer making the trip. 'Cause you don't wanna be like me. Trust me. You really don't. (Despite the beautiful bond.) -j."


can you please provide the link where JW said this?
I can't find it...thanks!

And Zathura! That was one of the not-at-all-memorable trailers I saw (funnily, I was thinking that this looks like that lame 'Jumanji' and sure enough it is made by the same people...shudder).

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 2:24 PM

DARKJESTER


Just saw HHGTTG - called the theaters about 20 miles from my place, they said they were NOT showing the Serenity trailer, so I went to my local theater. Saw previews for Chicken Little, Dark Water, and Herbie, but no Serenity. And I guess I'm not enough of a Douglas Adams purist, 'cause I liked the film. A bit uneven, the storyline didn't flow, but there were a few laugh-out-loud moments and more than a few giggles.



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Saturday, April 30, 2005 6:12 PM

SHINEY


They had both the Star Wars AND Serenity trailers attached to the HHGTG movie at my local theatre. I was really stoked and embarassed Aronacus by clapping after both trailers. I read the book, and went into the movie knowing that the creators hadn't stuck to the book. So I took it for what it was meant to be, an entertaining movie that was loosely based on a book by Douglas Adams. I always hate the naysayers and their comments, if they want accuracy then we have the books, and chickies, the movie will only make people buy the books. And in a way thats good right ?

Judging by the reaction of the movie crowd, not anyone knew what the heck Serenity was except a kindly older gent that I had a nice conversation with before the movie. Aronacus said people shouldn't clap after trailers but hooey! I did it anyways! hee hee

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 6:48 PM

JAHZARA


Monroe, LA -- no Serenity trailer.

I got there and the trailers were rolling, and when there was no Serenity trailer, so I feared I'd missed it. But I asked a woman who was there before me and she said there was no trailer for a movie called Serenity.

Hitchikers Guide was fun...I enjoyed it a great deal and laughed a lot, but I didn't know exactly what to expect.The president of the galaxy was really funny, though.
Alan Rickman rules.

It was definitely worth the trip for a few reasons, though.
My sis likes Firefly, and she was A LOT more anxious about the trailer than I was. Funny, 'cause she says I'm obsessed. Hee.
Also: matinee is $2.00. There are a few advantages to being in the middle of nowhere.
Best for last: I was waiting for the bus and my sis and I were talking about the HHG (sis LOVED it, btw) and this guy waiting started this great sci fi conversation. I mentioned how disapointed I was about Serenity, and he was all like, "Yeah, I heard about that Joss Whedon movie. They never even gave the show a chance." We went on to discuss more Firefly until the bus came.

Browncoats are truly the nicest people.

I wanted to see the trailer on the big screen first, but now I go to watch it.



"It's all fun and games until one of you gets my foot up your ass."
Veronica Mars

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 6:57 PM

JADEHAND


Ok,
I'm in Charlotte, NC and went up to Cncord Mills which is an AMC theatre. No Serenity trailer. Nothing even as mildly entertaining as SWIII or Batman Begins, or even Dark Water. which is surprising, 'cause there was like 10 bloody previews. 6-7 of them seemed to be aimed at the 8-10 year old crowd. Chicken little, herbie, jumanji in space AKA zarutha(sp?) Kicking and Screaming, Sharkboy and lava girl, and many other Craptastic trailers. Ummm...since when is The Guide a preteen movie?
As to a review of The Guide: I was disappointed. But that could have been spillover disappointment from no Serenity trailer. I loved the book, and some of the added stuff was funny, I enjoyed the dolphin song, and even got a bit choked up at the Point Of View Gun, But I agree with other reviews that say the direction seemed to change about 1/2 way through, and at the end it felt like it was cut short. I'd say wait til it hits those second run theatres if you have those in your area. Unless you're sure the Serenity trailer is showing with it, then the excitment over the trailer on the big screen may improve your enjoyment of the Guide. *shrugs*


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Saturday, April 30, 2005 9:37 PM

CLRNTPLR


Unfortunately no Serenity trailer here in St. Louis either. From working at the local theatre company for too many years and quite a few at AMC as well, most often the companies tell the theatres to put on trailers according to their demographics. Although I was going to see Hitchhiker's Guide eventually, seeing that trailer would have made my night especially since I went to the giant IMAX size screen specifically to see the trailer. Grr Arrgh. I guess I'll have to call the main office to lodge a complaint. I'm just hoping that alot of these theatres will put the "Serenity" trailer at the front of Star Wars to lure them into the next great sci-fi phenomenon. I can only hope

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:06 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


Guys, tell us where your local theatre is! I'm gonna see it at an AMC in San Jose in about 3 hours and I'm worried now it won't be shown! :(

-Taylor

The Uncharted Outlaw!

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"Well, no more running." -Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity Trailer

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 11:10 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


Quote:

Originally posted by slayer730:
And, just for kicks, HOW WAS HITCHHIKERS?!? I'd still see Hitchhikers even without the Serenity trailer...so? Review?

***Never judge a book by its movie***



Just saw it, and I have to say I enjoyed it - I read the book a few times when I was younger, heard the radio show and saw the TV series, but was never a huge fan, so perhaps some of the changes didn't bother me (that said, its worth pointing out that Adams changed the story almost every time and as I understand it, the majority of the new elements in the film - including the love story - were his).

The cast was pretty good - though I wasn't sure about Mos Def as Ford, although he grew into it. Freeman was pretty darn good as Arthur and Sam Rockwell worked well as Zaphod, but the undeniable star was Rickman as Marvin - Zooey Deschanel (what's with all these young actresses with the husky voices? - not that I'm complaining) did well with an underwritten part.

The Slartibartfast sequence was strangely moving as well. I'll warn you now, its not wall to wall laughs, but I spent most of the movie with a smile on my face.



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Sunday, May 1, 2005 11:49 AM

AX


Quote:

(that said, its worth pointing out that Adams changed the story almost every time and as I understand it, the majority of the new elements in the film - including the love story - were his).


Thank you, thank you, thank you, for pointing this out. People don't seem to realize that Adams did actually write most of the script--as I understand it he'd been working on it for quite a while before his death. Yes, it was likely revised--but to the best of my understanding the person who revised it was someone who had been working with Adams on the script before he died. So all you people who keep refering to 'the creators' in such snotty tones, you're talking about Adams--whether you like it or not.

Of course this says nothing to how much you enjoyed the film, and obviously even with Adams writing it the movie didn't work for everyone. So I'll give my opinion on how it worked. First, I'll agree with anyone who thinks it had pacing problems. This was always my biggest problem with the books, and it seems to have translated straight across to the movie. You'll either get over it/not notice it, or it'll drive you crazy. Second the humor is bizarre--much of it straight out of the book. If you don't like off the wall humor, you're probably not going to get something like the opening with Dolphins singing about fish. For me, none of the jokes fell flat, but there were places where I was the only one laughing--which leads me to believe that at least some of the jokes may require knowledge of the books, or at the very least a flipped up sense of humor--which I possess in spades.

My last thought deals with the over all theme. It's here that I think the film does best. Yes Arthur's love interest, who in the books isn't intruduced until later, has been cut out. In her place the writers have picked Trillian, who in the books is with Zaphoid throughout. This streamlines plot elements that would have been impossible to fit in otherwise. It also allows for nice growth on Arthur's part. Contrary to what someone else said, I don't think he ever becomes a traditional hero. He's just a guy who crazy stuff happens too, and even getting towards the end he's still afraid to take chances. What I love about the film, which is also what I loved about the books, is how it makes you think about the insane coincidences that run our lives without us even realizing it most of the time.

As you can probably tell, I loved the movie.

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