I took the family to see the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy preview screening last night (free tickets!) and it works very well. The opening sequence with the dolphins is stunning.
It includes a lot of the best ideas from the original and adapts the story enough to make it interesting to a group of people who know it by heart. Steven Fry (the book) and Alan Rickman (Marvin)are inspired pieces of casting.
My daughter was disappointed that Hollywood insisted
on a love story between Trillian and Arthur, she
thought a love story between Arthur and Ford would
have been more fun :)
Marvin is a revelation, a sort of antidote to Darth V