I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
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.
The only Star Trek stuff I have seen in my life are the two J.J. Abrams movies. Luckily, that did not withhold me at all from having some great fun watching Galaxy Quest, nor from ‘getting’ most of its gags, mostly because the latter are extremely repetitive, running jokes that are pretty self-explanatory: the only woman on the show who does nothing but repeat whatever the ship’s computer tells her and mostly just gets to exhibit her boobs; the 6th man who nobody really cares about, only there to die at some point to indicate the seriousness of a peculiar situation; the alien member on board with one iconic line that he is actually sick of saying out loud all…
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?
The cast is exceptional, the story is excellent, and this is extremely fun.
I'm only giving this four stars because, surely, I'll find some flaws with it on a second viewing. As it is, I'm utterly enchanted - by Grabthar's hammer, what a movie!
An early cinematic adventure in Meta-Land, this time it's scifi actors recruited by real aliens to perform their roles on a replica spaceship against a real extraterrestrial menace. Of course, despite the aliens' hilariously gawky attempts at imitating human mannerisms, Tim Allen's Captain Kir--I mean, Captain Taggart--thinks this is simply another acting gig from die-hard fans of his erstwhile hit TV show: Galaxy Quest.
When he finds out the truth, he's managed to accidentally declare war on the evil Sarris, and therefore must call in the rest of his…
Funny and successful parody, a comedy that makes you in a good mood.
I liked that, even this made parody of Star Trek, this didn't just copy it but actually had its own story, a proper science fiction adventure. And I also liked that it was clearly made with love and not in a mean way. Too many times I've seen parodies that make fun of its target.
Those friendly aliens were nicely designed and actors acted them with a huge respect towards this genre. That evil boss alien looked great too but I was disappointed in its lines. The script was mostly working great and actors made it alive. Alan Rickman was great especially in the beginning of this movie. His line "By Grabthar's hammer... what a savings." was probably my favourite line of his. But other actors were great too.
I can recommend this comedy also to those who are not Star Trek fans.
It's hard to find a really funny comedy. This one was really funny.
This is a very affectionate, charming parody of the Star Trek universe, both on the tropes and archetypes built by TNG and the Original Series. It is a very funny, indulgent movie, that will appeal to anyone who has ever been even remotely interested in fandom, especially something as detailed, intricate and long running as Star Trek; there is after all a reason as to why on a list of best to worse Star Trek movies, this one was voted in the top 5.
Tim Allen is excellent in his role as Commander of the NSEA Protector and he and his costars play off wonderfully, especially Allan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver. Rickman's role as the chief medical doctor who hates…
These are my favorite films of all time. Some of the rankings may be estimated, ratings are subject to frequent…