And even though the movie was made eight years ago, Zooey Deschanel has apparently always been 26.
Here's the problem: Arthur Dent isn't exactly the main character of the book. As the clip above states, it's the story of a book. The Guide itself is the main character, and without question the encyclopedic passages are the most entertaining parts. No, Hitchhiker's might not achieve wonderful things in dramatic structure or generate great empathy for its characters, but it is what it is, and it's a perfect comedy classic. If you're illiterate, just get the miniseries, which doesn't try to tell a conventional story and puts the Guide itself as the star of the show where it belongs.
Nicolas Cage's Performance in Vampire's Kiss
It's fun to talk about how much Nicolas Cage sucks, isn't it? And why not? He's reduced himself to an Internet meme at this point. Look at him go in movies like Ghost Rider and The Wicker Man. He's clearly lost some part of his mind. But you cannot and should not call Nicolas Cage a bad actor. That's just flat out wrong. He doesn't always play big. Look at Kick-Ass, a very grand movie that he played very straight and small. Look as his range, from Birdy to Moonstruck to The Rock. Yes, The Rock, which is a fun movie where he comfortably decided to play "action hero" for the first time.
And then look at films that combine his acting chops with his brass balls to make big choices. In Peggy Sue Got Married, he spent most of the movie portraying a shallow, fame-hungry popular high school kid, and he played it big and silly, generating an audience's contempt and sympathies in equal measure.