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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’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?
Oh my god, this film looks like it was just as much fun to film as it was to watch. WHERE DO YOU EVEN BEGIN? I can't believe I didn't see this sooner, what a lovely little film. Alan Rickman at his snarky best, SAM ROCKWELL! SAM ROCKWELL SHOULD BE IN EVERY SINGLE FILM IN THE WORLD. AND LITTLE BABY JUSTIN LONG EEEEEE HE'S SO CUTE.
The aliens were so hilarious, everything about this is just pure fun. Incredible.
This movie is one of my favorites so a warning should be given. Gushing is going to begin....now!
This movie has a brilliant cast. I'm not going to name all of them, but they're all fantastic. I will mention that this is the movie that brought both Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long to my attention. I also want to say that we all know Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are great actors, but this movie reminds me of how funny they are too, and how I wish they did more comedy. Finally, a defense of Tim Allen. He's easy to pick on, as he tends to make sitcoms that appeal to the lowest common denominator and his movie…
Am I a bad person if I like this better than any of the Star Trek films?
perfect to watch while folding laundry and deep cleaning my bedroom ...
BY GRAPTHAR'S HAMMER I WILL CLEAN THEE!
Galaxy Quest accomplishes something that I've seldom seen on the big screen. It manages to simultaneously parody classic sci-fi stories while being a quality sci-fi story. I can't remember this combination of parody and genuine story-telling being blended so well. The result almost feels like an homage to classic shows like Star Trek, instead of a spoof. That's probably why I love this movie so much. I'm a fan of those classics, but can easily chuckle at the logical inconsistencies.
The cast of this film is surprisingly good. I'm surprised mostly because I don't usually enjoy Tim Allen or Sigourney Weaver, but somehow the combination of the other actors and the material makes them seem like a perfect fit. Not…
Never give up. Never surrender.
To parody Star Trek is easy to do, but not always a success. To pull off a successful parody and a genuine comedy that can hold its own, is not always easy to do. Galaxy Quest is one exception. Not only is it one of the greatest parodies of all time, but it is also one of the greatest comedies of all time. When real aliens come down to ask for help from the crew of the NSEA Protector, the actors reluctantly agree to help. The aliens believe everything is real because of the 'historic documents' they have seen, unknowing that it is all fake. Of course James Nesmith aka Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart (Tim Allen) agrees to help them…
LUUVVV IT! What a great amount of fun! For either star trek nerds or just anyone looking for lightweight entertainment this movie is great! What a cast!, with: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shaloub, and Daryl Mitchell. And a host of various aliens ranging from horrifying but friendly and then cute but vicious. What's surprising is that this is not your average spin off, it has a much deeper layer of communication vs deception in its theme. And what about that MUSIC! Clearly, this is one of those great films that shows all of us that a movie can be silly, ridiculous, and genius all at the same time.
So much fun.
I love this movie. it is hilarious and smart. The cast really elevates the material. Just a fun movie.
Great Movie. Everyone should watch this movie often.
I love love love this movie. Tim Allen at his very best.
Ingenious concept executed extremely well. Very funny, awesome cast and it really holds up. No regret in saying this is my favorite Star Trek movie.
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