To be honest, I quite liked this daft film, although I was a tad disappointed, because it bore so little resemblance to either the original books or the BBC version. Be that as it may, to one whom has not yet discovered the story of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in any of its earlier forms, this film does stand up on its own...if a little shakily.
Trillian is a rather more believable character than the one played by Sandra Dickinson in the tv series, and I do feel the acting standard in this is a good deal higher, as are, naturally, the production values.
Although the story this film tells is a hundred miles away from the original, it does tell a darn good tale all of its own, and gives us a decisive, deliberate, rather Hollywood-ish good ending which some people may well prefer.
Overall? Not bad. Not bad at all.