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Galaxy Quest
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Directed By
Dean Parisot

Written By:
David Howard, Robert Gordon

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Robin Sachs, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle, Justin Long

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Galaxy Quest (1999)
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Movie Review by BillyBob
March 29th, 2013

Sci-Fi So Funny You Can't Help But Laugh!

Favorite Movie Quote: "Are we there yet?"


Aliens so brilliant as to build a fantastic spacecraft, yet, so dumb (duh!) as to believe that TV's Gilligan's Island really was for real as a historical document (!?) - Uh.... Hello?.... How many "historical documents" have you ever heard of that contain a laugh-track, commercial breaks, its own theme music and a list of credits (!!??)

Tsk. Tsk.

Like, what in the frickin' name of outer space super-intelligence is this old universe coming to with a clueless bunch of aliens like this lot?

But, hey, besides this somewhat minor glitch in Galaxy Quest's intelligence factor, I honestly have to admit that (for the most part) I really enjoyed this clever, nicely-paced, and good-natured parody of TV's Star Trek, along with all of its faithfully devoted "Trekkie" followers.

Comedy (especially when you add the ingredient of Sci-Fi into the equation) is quite possibly the most difficult genre to get right. Line delivery, timing, direction, and character shading all need to be pretty much right in tune, otherwise the whole movie's destined to be doomed to the level of a total snore-fest.

I found that here (with the exception of but a few limp-wristed moments) Galaxy Quest actually managed to nail these vital elements of comedy down quite nicely in many of its scenes - As well, the humorous pace of the story seldom faltered nor went flat. It just kept on going at a pretty good clip.

2 of Galaxy Quest's highlights for me were -

Seeing Sigourney Weaver as a blonde. Man, I couldn't get over how absolutely wonderful she looked.

And, I got a really big charge outta watching the scene where the Jason Nesmith character got his ass kicked, but good, by the big, bad Rock Monster. That scene, alone, was a real slice of priceless slapstick comedy. Indeed!

Anyways -

Since I believe that practically everybody out there (and their dog) is already very familiar with what Galaxy Quest's storyline is all about, I think that it's quite pointless and pretty redundant to go over it all again here.

Instead, I'll just say that if you're not hip to Galaxy Quest's story, then, hey, see it, anyhow. I seriously doubt that you'll be disappointed.

Yep. This film delivers - On all levels!

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