As you may or may not know, a film version of the Douglas Adams classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is opening in theaters this weekend. I know this book remains a popular favorite among many, so I thought I’d ask what you think about it being adapted into film. Do you plan to see it? Why or why not? If you catch it this weekend, be sure to give us a short review.
But now, because I’m fond of changing the subject, I’m going to, uh, change the subject. Even though it’s often like the proverbial comparison of apples and oranges, the subject of books on film is capable of spurring debate among devotees of each form. (No, really. It is.) But beyond that, I think we can all agree that there are some film adaptations that shouldn’t have happened, like, ever. (The Scarlet Letter, anyone?) We can all agree on this, yes?
So, what are some of your nominations for worst film adaptation of a book of all time? Why was it so bad? Did they leave out the good parts? Did they leave in so many good parts that the movie ended up long and boring? Lame script? Painfully bad acting? Something else entirely?