The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie is bad. Really bad. You just won't believe how vastly, staggeringly, jaw-droppingly bad it is. I mean, you might think that The Phantom Menace was a hopelessly misguided attempt to reinvent a much-loved franchise by people who, though well-intentioned, completely failed to understand what made the original popular - but that's just peanuts to the Hitchhiker's movie.
That's from the guy who was Adams' biographer. Damn it, damn it, damn it yet again. And now, like the second and third Matrix movies, I have to go drop $8+ to go see something that not only can't live up to expectations (which I was prepared for), but something that a qualified person hated. HATED.
Oh, and quotes like this aren't helping either:
There are quite a few nods to Douglas Adams himself and although these go some way to making up for the almost complete absence of his name from the publicity, surely a better way of paying tribute to this much-loved, much-missed author would be to not fuck about with the sublimely witty dialogue that he sweated blood to create.
But, as someone pointed out, keep in mind the most useful thing in the Guide: Don't Panic. Yes, that's the first sensible thing I've heard about this situation yet.