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?
A great Star Trek film.
7.25 out of 10
The greatest Star Trek movie who is not a Star Trek movie. You don't have to be a fan of Star Trek to enjoy this one but to catch all the jokes it help to be one.
I had assumed by the cover art that this movie would be terrible, but OH BOY was I ever wrong.
Galaxy Quest never takes the "It's Star Trek but not really!" too far, and while it's Birdman-ian in that it barely bothers pretending that it's being entirely original, you grow very attached to this cast of characters and are left with a very warm hearted feeling at the end.
Never judge a film by it's poster.
Brilliant sci-fi comedy with an excellent cast - Alan Rickman, Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and the always awesome Sam Rockwell.
I got Galaxy Quest on VHS when I was a kid but for some reason I never got around watching it, I think. Thankfully that mistake got corrected when I found it on Netflix. I didn't quite love the film, though. It's a fun scifi parody that works on its own but I can't help thinking that if I'd seen the original Star Trek, for example, I would have appreciated this even more. Not bad but I wish I'd liked it better. Maybe next time!
Gleefully entertaining send-up of Star Trek that manages to be both a love letter to nerdy fandom while also gently ribbing it.
Superb casting from top to bottom, Sigourney Weaver is hot as balls in it, and the CGI has aged extremely well, certainly more so than, say, the Star Wars prequels.
I can see how people would like this a lot, but the humor didn’t really do anything for me. It is well-done and there is merit to be found, but the film still needs the viewer to actually find it funny, which I didn’t because I hate fun, I guess.
Much better than it has any right to be. Really fun film.
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