Galaxy Quest details
|Formats:||PG DVD, 12 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alan Rickman, Mi, Tony Shalhoub, Daryl Mitchell, Sigourney Weaver, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle, Sam Rockwell, Tim Allen, Robin Sachs|
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2001|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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the mother of all spoofsBy charlieapple from Surrey , 14 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]I have to confess I absolutely loved this film and I don't think it got the recognition it deserved. The 'confess' is because I'm not a Tim Allen fan, nor am I a Trekkie or sci-fi fan, not crazy about Sigourney being blonde and clevage-exposed either, but my goodness, this movie is a real treat. It has some really subtle moments that had us all in hysterics (and my other half is not that easy to make laugh out loud!). The plot is so clever and original and manages to make a true story out of everything surreal, whilst providing humour, compassion, excitement and pure entertainment as well as some sterling performances from every one of the main crew. See it and enjoy - the kids will love it too!
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Alien Was Never Like ThisBy Donensian (101 reviews) from Doncaster , 23 Mar 2009A really fun spoof on the sci-fi tv show genre with Tim Allen leading a cast of out of work actors from a defunct tv series who are mistaken by aliens for the real thing. Tim Allen in the James T Kirk mode and Alan Rickman as a cynical British classical actor in the Spock role, Sigourney Weaver plays the delicious babe Gwen De Marco whose only function in the show was to repeat what the computer was saying and look sexy, and by god does she, and Tony Shalhoub as chief engineer. Suspend disbelief, sit back and enjoy a good laugh.
I loved Galaxy QuestBy a customer from Weston-super-Mare , 18 Feb 2009Galaxy Quest is one of the best spoofs ever. It's not as good as Airplane! or Naked Gun, but it is better than Hot Shots!, which is very good.
What's great about it is that it has it's own Mythology and techincal jargon but it is also satirising all the mythology, jargon and production design at the same time. The film is perfectly cast - Tim Allen is excellent as the self-loving main character, Alan Rickman is perfect as the actor angry that he can not get another acting role, but I love all the supporting characters - Daryl Mitchell and Sam Rockwell are very good and their characters are equal to their performances constantly questionning their role in the show.
The only thing wrong with Galaxy Quest is that it's not long enough - you want to get to know these characters more, explore their galaxy further and really get involved. Aside from that, it's excellent. A Must-See for everyone.
Intelligent lifeBy robowaiter (4 reviews) from Northampton, England, UK , 24 Nov 2008This very funny film is in the best tradition of loving spoofs, with warm but non-too-complimentary take-offs of the original Star Trek cast (not to mention references to Alien and later Star Trek incarnations). But the wonderful, twisty, plot ends up confirming that there was, after all, something 'real' in Star Trek that transcended the spandex suits and cardboard sets. A highly intelligent romp for some fine actors including Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman (who gets some of the best lines). Ideal fare for cheering up a dull winter evening, anywhere on Earth.
Great cast, great premise. Just..great.By Edward Frost from England, Essex , 05 Jun 2008Galaxy Quest is one of those understated movies which has an original premise and incredibly well-gelled cast, yet we know going into it that its not going to be anything epic or amazing.
Sure it contains some brilliant sight gags and jokes, but i left it not dissapointed at all, but found myself wishing it was a whole lot more.
The cast is brilliant, with Tim Allen not being totally annoying, Alan Rickman trying his hand at comedy with great results and Sigourney Weaver practically sending up her memorable roles in the Alien franchise.
The film is also populated by supporting actors who are all recognisable as the kind of actors who play minor but effective roles in many movies. Most notable is Missi Pyle (you may know her from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dodgeball).
This is not at all a bad movie, i just think it could have tried a bit better to be a completely all-out memorable sc-fi comedy.
You'll watch this a few times ...By Benhuczek (145 reviews) from London , 18 Mar 2008Hoot after hoot.
Liked it so much that I invested in a copy.
You'll be watching this for years to come.
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