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?
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…
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…
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.
I think this movie may get better with time and popular culture experience. The cast is wonderful and it is just a blast.
I really like the idea of this film. It was done as intended. Light hearted. Goofy.
Haven't seen this since watching it in the cinemas back in '99 and damn it's still a great film! And because it was made after the 'net and mobile phones were already a thing, it doesn't feel dated at all. If anything, with the crazy rise of comic-con, it was those scenes that looked the most out of place because now these events are so respected and it's no judgement on an actor to keep going back to them to relive old shows.
Best part of watching this after so long was now recognising a lot of faces that weren't so popular back then like Justin Long and Sam Rockwell.
Convención, Sarris y Thermians
Still the greatest Star Trek movie ever made.
A film, that to all intents and purposes, should be truly terrible. But somehow, 'Galaxy Quest' surpasses stupidity, and achieves parody.
The ensemble is terrific, and it just so happens to be the second rewatch in recent days, in which I had forgotten Rockwell co-starred. It is all very slapstick, and does lack a degree of intelligence, but it is thoroughly endearing.
A solid rewatch, and one that always puts a smile on Andrea's face.
Galaxy Quest is a fantastic premise with a perfect cast, but is only a good movie. It feels like it should be a little funnier--there aren't a TON of jokes other than those inherent in the premise. But that, plus the just fabulous cast, is still more than enough
7 B, Netflix instant
This film provides excellent comedy and a humorous parodying style, poking fun at the corny sci-fi elegance of show such as "Star Trek" and all it's spin-offs. Each actors provides an unexpected performance of hilarity and fun. It's not a perfect movie, and the CGI is pretty darn awful, but it has a great sense heart and adventure that never fails to bring laughs.
Predictable, but charming. Tim Allen, but Alan Rickman. Meta, but effective.
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