The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2005
**
Director: Garth Jennings
Cast: Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy

The film version of Douglas Adams’ scifi comedy has been in the making ever since the radio plays and novels became cult items. The first question on the lips of the uninitiated is “what is all the fuss about?” The acting and writing tell us that it’s all supposed to be very clever and funny. Unfortunately it barely makes you smile. A million flies can’t be wrong, and so on and so forth. Is it possible that film is not the right medium for conveying Adams’ witty and wordy creations.