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.)
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…
Does Tim Allen go to Home Improvement conventions?
Star Trek, sus actores, sus personajes, sus tópicos, sus fans, son objeto de una burla despiadada hecha desde el cariño, si eso es posible.
Los actores están que se salen, hay gags insuperables y se te pasa en un suspiro.
Maravillosa. No me extraña que J.J.Abrams la mencione como una de sus pelis de Star Trek favoritas.
Haven’t seen this since the turn of the century. Still pretty good. It nails some highly specific but important details like all the slightly clunky catchphrases that spring up among esoteric fandom. I wish it had more of an edge to it; I feel like a chump making this complaint but the obviously redubbing to hide the swear words was a major blunder. Everything in Galaxy Quest is just a little bit too rounded over for my tastes, but the cast more than picks up the slack when the writing starts to flag. Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell are national treasures. The dollar-store CGI has not aged well at all, and those endless gray walls aren’t terribly exciting to look…
This isn't just a spoof of Star Trek. This is a good movie, with good acting and direction, fast paced with lots of humor, but most of all, heart. Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I had seen this movie long long ago, before I was ever really exposed to Star Trek fandom or geek culture generally, and it didn't make much sense. Although I've still never been to a Star Trek convention or seen an episode of Star Trek, parodies of that culture have been around often enough that I now get more of the jokes.
All of the actors are fantastic. Sigourney Weaver for some inexplicable reason has a lower and lower neckline as the movie progresses, which is pretty funny. Alan Rickman's snobbiness and frustration is classic. And Tim Allen is actually fairly believable as a self-absorbed past-his-prime Shatner type. The actors playing the aliens also do a good job being ridiculous.…
Sunday morning fun with a nice cup of tea.
This is one perfect movie. Yes, I said “perfect” and I mean it. It has one of the greatest ensemble casts in history and I can’t think of anybody in here, who gives a bad performance. Tim Allen nails every aspect of his character, from the arrogant has-been in the beginning, to the heroic leader in the end. Alan Rickman is brillant as always. Sam Rockwell does or says something hilarious, whenever he is on screen. Sometimes even when he just stands in the background. Sigourney Weaver has the most thankless role, but she really makes it something special.
And the script is damn tightly written and gives the characters, especially Allen’s and Rickman’s, believable arcs. Not to mention that…
It's a very original comedy with lots of personality and an outstanding Trek referenced plot. The cast is great and each bring an awesome bit to the project. It's well worth a watch whether you're a sci-fi fan or not.
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.
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