As have all the dorks, I went and saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (and yes, I cut and pasted the name instead of typed it) and it was surprisingly good.
Not surprising because of the material. The material is fabulous, the material is gold. Surprising because more often than not, movie adaptations of successful books never fail to disappoint. Especially comedies. Especially especially sci-fi comedies. This one was really pretty good, though.
I’m not sure how you’d fare if you haven’t read the books… but that’s not something I have to worry about.