Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
A comedy of Galactic Proportions
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco and Alexander Dane -- are unwittingly recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission.
"This episode was badly written!"
I've seen Galaxy Quest countless times from when I was 12 to the present day and I still absolutely love it. Whether it genuinely "holds up" or whether I've simply got Nostalgia Goggles for it isn't something I can honestly answer because I'm too caught up in my fondness for it. I recognize it doesn't work for everyone, but it works wonders for me. I know all the jokes by now but they still make me laugh; I know all the conflicts by now but they still make me cry. I've never seen a parody with so much heart, so willing to always take its silly premise seriously and ground itself in real characters. There…
I'm naming my first-born child Guy Fleegman.
(Don't tell my wife.)
Does Tim Allen go to Home Improvement conventions?
One of the most ridiculously awesome films ever made. It's impossible to talk seriously about this because it's just so damn fun to watch.
You've got a hilarious script, parodies of nearly every sci-fi trope in existence and the cast...well, it's Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell and Tim Allen turning everything up to about 100 and then running away with it.
How can anyone say that they don't like this?
I’ve been avoiding this one for years. The combination of Tim Allen and memories of Spaceballs didn’t make me want to run to the DVD rental shop despite knowing the Star Trek theme. What changed was seeing favourable ratings pop up from time to time in my stream here on LB. I was still suspicious, as there are many people who love Spaceballs, so I broke my rule and read some reviews. Well, it seemed like an interesting premise, so I stuck it in my watchlist. No way my Star Trek averse wife was going to watch, so it would have to be held for a solo night. Well, the opportunity arose tonight.
The execution of the first act was…
Galaxy Quest tells the story of a group of actors of a science fiction television series who have to play their roles in real life when an alien race needs their help to defeat their grumpy enemy. It's fantastic - and funny - how such a stupid premise works so well in a cleverly written script that pretends to satirize the industry of sci-fi films and television series. Everything works wonderfully in Dean Parisot's film, from the very compelling characters - every single one has its own charm - to the ironic storyline and to the constant jokes that actually make you -genuinely - laugh. The wonderful characters that accompany us in this incomparably entertaining adventure are awesomely brought to…
By Grabthar's hammer.......what a savings.
Extremely fun and well constructed like a Pixar film. I'd love to one day see the "darker" PG-13 version that they were originally going for. It may take a lifetime to make that a reality but I will never give up, never surrender.
The world is filled with parodies. A common tradition is that a parody will mock every aspect of it's original source. This is why Galaxy Quest is one of the best parodies. Instead of mocking the source, Star Trek, it pays homage to it with a serious story and a hilarious cast, making Galaxy Quest a truly unique addition to sci-fi and comedy movies.
Not only are the special effects some of the greatest effects of the 90's, but the music from David Newman (also known for Anastasia) is utterly wonderful. Also, Sigourney Weaver is at her hottest in this (that doesn't really have to do with the quality of the film itself, but it's a bonus). Time Allen proves…
Goofy fun. Gets a bit too bogged down in action during the last act, but the concept alone is comedic gold.
Galaxy Quest is essentially the Sci-Fi version of Three Amigos. A bunch of actors getting thrust into the situation of their TV show only to find out it is real and they are woefully ill prepared to cope. While it may lack in some of the more broad humor, although there is still enough here to be funny, it makes up for it by offering more fun and heartfelt connection between the groups of characters. It goes a little too kitschy at parts, especially at the beginning, but it pulls together well enough at the end. The premise also has some decent mileage to see these actors held in such esteem like this with people that don't seem to know…
Great spoof movie, really fun and enjoyable.
A fun ride featuring actors from an old popular science fiction show and how they deal with that in a science fiction actual setting.
The jokes on conventions, Star Wars and Star Trek is absolutely hilarious and it is a very well put together science fiction comedy adventure.
Really unsure if 5 stars is warranted...but I laughed out loud several times and was never bored. Performances were great, on top of that. So I guess 5 it is!
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco and Alexander Dane -- are unwittingly recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. When you create a parody that rings true to the source material, both fans and creators of the show will flock to it and love it. If I remember right every member of the extensive Trek cast from TOS through Enterprise who's seen this film love it, and it should come as no surprise that I love it too. The film plays with all the tropes in the classic sci-fi shows, particularly Trek, but also has some great characters, effects, and is really quite funny. Honestly I consider this like the 12th film in the Trek franchise.
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