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Like the book and/or Monty Python movies - see it,
Being a big fan of Douglas Adams, I will say the film is good. He actually wrote the screenplay on which the movie is based and the film is dedicated to his memory. The effects are great and very much in line with the kind of over-the-top humor in the books. Casting was superb especially Sam Rockwell and Zooey Deschanel who both do excellent work.
Stephen Fry does narration of the film, explaining different entries in the Guide, but I was happy to discover that it's not "over-narrated" which is something which always irritates me in films. Marvin the robot is done really well and Alan Rickman's voice was perfect.
There is some ready funny visual humor that I don't want to ruin by explaining, but I will say that the little kicks at other famous space movies, expecially Star Wars, are worth the price of admission.
To the naysayers who complain there's no plot, what was the plot of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"? I suppose I wasn't expecting anything close to "perfection"; I don't think a book which stimulates the imagination to such a degree will ever be transferred perfectly to any size screen and satisfy all fans.