Rewatched Jun 16, 2012
Marcin Wichary’s review:
There are, I suppose, two types of parodies: those laughing at the source material, and those laughing with it. This movie is certainly of the latter kind, ridiculing the devoted fanboyance of Star Trek and similar sci-fi franchises, but doing so with warmth and frequent nods of understanding.
My friend mentioned “Galaxy Quest turned out way better than it was supposed to.” It’s true. It transcended its place and has over time become such an integral part of the universe it made fun of, that J. J. Abrams himself cited it as one of his favourite Trek movies… while remaking Star Trek.
True, Galaxy Quest might not be a very deep exploration of the powers of imagination, or how we’re all defined by and driven by our boring jobs and our useless hobbies – but those themes are all still there, ready to linger in our heads as we leave the theatre. During the movie there’s just constant laughter and constant stream of references to catch and be delighted by… not to mention watching out for first-time big-screeners Rainn “Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica” Wilson and Justin “What's zeroing down?” Long.
What? What!? Shut up. You get a life.