From a short review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
The Hitchhiker’s 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. Listen.
I’ll agree that it doesn’t sound promising. I’m certain that some of my favourite bits of the radio show will have been omitted. But does anyone think for a second that a review, even a review as bad as this one, has the slightest chance of keeping me away from that movie? Here’s the thing. No matter what they’ve changed/broken/added/removed in the movie, the books and radio plays are still as good as they ever were. So it doesn’t matter if the movie is bad. At the very least we can just run through the good bits of the other versions in our heads during the bad bits. But isn’t it worth Ã‚Â€6.50 just to find out?