Chicken Little was a lot of fun. I saw it this past weekend and had a really good time. I know, I know – everyone is ripping the film pretty good, but it all looks like playa-hatin’ to me. Disney’s first solo computer-generated film is NOT the greatest of all time. It is NOT the end-all and be-all of family films. It is NOT even the best film of the year. It IS however, a fun film that will make you smile.
Come on, how can you NOT like a cute little chicken dancing in his undies?
That makes three home runs in a row (Scrubs, Garden State, Chicken Little) for Zach Braff – expect to be seeing a lot more of him.
RATING 8 out of 10
I also saw the movie Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Is it just me, or was this a bad movie? I read all the Douglas Adams books back in high school and absolutely loved Hitchhikers. I didn’t really care for Dirk, or So Long… etc., but I did truly love Hitchhikers. So I should love this film right? Uh – not really.
I don’t know if it is because the characters are much different than they were in my imagination or that the film was actually bad. I just don’t know… what I do know is that if this film were a hitchhiker and I were a truck driver… I wouldn’t even slow down.
RATING 6 out of 10
Thanks for the shoutout for Mental-Escher in your previous podcast (“Chill Cast Returns with guilty pleasures, and a secret tale!”)!
Nice tunage too 🙂
Douglas Adams has changed Hitchiker’s in every permutation, even the characterizations of some of them. It’s part of the H2G2 shtick. He wrote the screenplay for this version, as he has written all previous versions, and every version of H2G2 is slightly different (or even dramatically different) from the others. Unfortunately, this means that in order to truly appreciate the film, you have to somehow manage to send your rememberances and conceptions of the previous versions out to lunch, and watch the new movie without them.
…it’s a LOT easier said than done…
Although I did like Slartibartfast quite a bit.. I think his characterization in this version was a helluva lot better than the old teleplays.. In fact, that’s precisely how I pictured Slartibartfast as acting. …and the choice for Arthur? Great casting job.