Adams had a knack for describing thorny space-time problems and then squeezing them until they sprayed out juicy absurdity. The novels could be silly — Adams was a comedy writer — but they also made dark sport of humans’ self-importance. We look pretty small, he constantly reminded us, against the backdrop of a nearly infinite galaxy. –Jason Silverman –One Thumb Up for Hitchhiker (Wired)
A while ago I blogged a review that trashed the movie, so it only seems fair to blog a more positive one. I still think I’ll pass on this one.