The review you’ve been waiting for. Despite some serious gripes, I gotta say, I’m damned impressed. Tim from “The Office” is the perfect Arthur Dent. Sam Rockwell knocks it out of the park as Zaphod Beeblebrox as well. Mos Def and Zooey Deschanel as Ford Prefect and Trillian do well with characters that are a lot less interesting than what’s going on around them. Deschanel kinda cribs a couple of moves from Mary Louise Parker’s character on “The West Wing” but it works for her. It’s great fun to see Deep Thought, to see a Babel Fish (I’d forgotten that this is where that came from) and to see the Infinite Improbability Drive in action. They kept the bit about the Sperm Whale. But they lost Mostly Harmless. And, despite all characters holding towels throughout 99% of the film, the explanation of WHY you should keep a towel has been dropped. Griping, griping. The movie is pretty close to awesome, even if the middle section gets a wee bit bogged down.