I am a big fan of the books, Radio program, and even thought the TV show was clever even with the bad effects. But the Movie I rented put me off! The VOGON's were great and Alan Rickman as Marvin was quite good, but not enough to save this film. They strayed way off the first book for about 2/3rds of the film and never quite got back. Most of the acting seemed dull and like going through the motions of the script. None of the emotional intensity or comic cleverness of the original radio actors was there. I am only glad I never paid to see this in the Theater and Douglas Adams should be gald he never had to see it as well!