Say it ain't so
Apparently, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie is not very good, according to MJ Simpson, Douglas Adams' biographer:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie is an abomination. Whereas the radio show, TV show, books and computer game are all recognisably variations on a theme, this is something new and almost entirely unrelated. It's not even a good film if viewed as an original work: the characters are unsympathetic, the cast exhibit no chemistry, the direction is pedestrian, the pace plodding, the special effects overpowering (lots and lots of special effects, none of them funny mind you) and above all the script is amazingly, mindbogglingly awful. Oh, and they have taken most of the jokes out. (Link, via Slashdot)Simpson also has a list of things not in the film. I hope this is just the opinion of one man, albeit one man who's clearly a walking Adams omnibus... I really want this to be good.