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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.
I'm naming my first-born child Guy Fleegman.
(Don't tell my wife.)
Both a knowing parody of a particular television show and a rousing science fiction epic in its own right, Dean Parisot's "Galaxy Quest" is much more than a one-note send-up. Lovingly skewering "Star Trek" while cutting its own entertaining path, the film is an ideally cast, solidly assembled comic spectacle with its heart and brain it the right place. It is an exciting, funny, and outstandingly entertaining piece of work that rates among 1999's best films.
Revolving around the cast of a sci-fi television program from the 1980s, "Galaxy Quest" finds the group of actors whisked into outer space by an alien people in need of help. Having seen the broadcast of the TV show, and assuming it to be…
"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…
By Grabthar's Hammer, by the Suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged. RIP sir.
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…
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?
Lots of comedies find a winning premise and coast on that, but Galaxy Quest mines its brilliant plot synopsis for hundreds of creative jokes. A love letter to sci-fi classics and the devoted fans these shows create, my only quibble is that the first act is a bit too light on laughs while establishing the characters and premise. However, the groundwork proves effective once the space adventures kick off, especially for the two standouts in the cast: the manically terrified Sam Rockwell and nonplussed Tony Shalhoub.
"By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged."
Galaxy Quest is a funny parody of Star Trek, and the concept is unique. The actors of a Star Trek-esque television show are asked for help by a real alien species that falsely believes they are indeed the real space commanders they play. There are lots of jokes that poke fun at the science fiction fan base as well as science fiction in general (as aforementioned, specifically Star Trek). The acting isn't terrific but it works for the movie and I found it overall quite funny. There are some great practical special effects when it comes to the enemy aliens as well.
Overall this is a funny and…
Can you imagine the embarrassment of riches people had in the theater the week this opened - Sam Rockwell in this AND Green Mile.
The best Star Trek movie of the last 2 decades.
A really charming movie that captures the spirit of "the original series" as well as other 80's adventure shows. Considering this is 17 years old, it still really holds up!! Definitely one of my favorites!
This took a few tries and didn't live up to the cult hype for me.
While certainly entertaining and not harmless, Galaxy Quest is unfortunately one of those films with obnoxious and predictable elements that don't help its overall story.
With a story that is fairly creative, the film does manage to pack in some solid performances and great humor, as well as a decent soundtrack. What brings the film down for me, however, are some story elements that I hope to forget soon.
For example, the main aliens that recruit these television actors are just plainly annoying during the first half, and you thankfully care about them more during the other half. Aside from that, there's the typical sci-fi villain who's just another one of those bad guys who has to be a douche…
A cult movie about a cult TV show that has a cult following - it's like Inception! This has a unique and simple plot, a great cast (I miss Alan Rickman!), and some brilliant comedy moments that play upon Sci-Fi TV shows of the past - notably Star Trek. Good stuff.
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