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.
Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy.
The criminally underrated Galaxy Quest. The only thing that could possibly make this film better is if the Star Trek spoof was dropped in favor of actually being about Star Trek with the original cast playing caricatures of themselves. The cast we get though is fantastic regardless, even though Tim Allen is among them.
Allen actually does a decent job here as the William Shatner of the group, but he looks better then he actually is thanks to a fantastic supporting cast. Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle and the list just goes on with everyone being spot on. My favorite being Rockwell as Guy who realizes he's the "red shirt" of the group and is constantly paranoid that he's about to be killed.
My favorite unofficial Star Trek film.
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?
This is one of those movies that everyone should see at least once. It's probably the best deal you'll find in one of those Wal-Mart bargain bins.
If you aren't watching this movie because you hate Tim Allen, you are making a big mistake -- and shooing people away from anything with Tim Allen in it is a personal passion of mine.
I enjoy Galaxy Quest quite a bit, but it really doesn't hold up as much for me all these years later. It's got some great humor, lines, and special effects, but now I long to see the rumored "darker" version of the film that was changed to make it more of a comedy. With the overdubbed "fuck" mouth-movements still present in the film, it makes you wonder what this could have been.
Galaxy Quest is my favorite Star Trek movie of all time. Almost.
I always see the late 1990s brand of special effects as a downgrade—when the newness of CGI was a poor substitute for the grit and character of earlier methods. I blame Phantom Menace for this, but I’d take a Rancorn over a CG Rock Monster any day.
My only other gripe comes with a bit of trivia… Harold Ramis was set to direct, but left when he wasn’t able to cast Alec Baldwin or Kevin Kline as the lead. Damn. What could have been.
Still fun. Stull funny. But don't love it as much as i did 14 years ago.
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Oh man, this movie is totally nerdgasmic. I mean, there's Alan Rickman and Tim Allen and Justin Long and Tony Shalhoub and awesome aliens and conventions and actors fighting for real life screentime and a lot of real laugh out moments, and if (against all belief) nothing of that piques your interest, the movie's worth watching if only for Alan Rickman's portrayal of a frustrated, self loathing, British has-been wanna-be stage actor who suddenly finds himself in space fighting evil.
I have to say, this is the closest I got so far to a decent sci-fi adventure until someone proves me wrong or something better comes along.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- Groundhog Day
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Fight Club
- The Incredibles
What film represents you?
Not which film is your favorite or which films represents your cinematic tastes. Not which film…