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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Excellent; Loved ItBy CashOnTheNail (130 reviews) from Manchester , 13 Mar 2008Sigourney Weaver [Working Girl], Tim Allen [Toy Story] & the rest of the crew of vintage TV show Galaxy Quest find themselves living their roles when asked for help by the surviving members of the Thermian civilisation led by Enrico Colantoni [Homeland Security]. Alien baddie Robin Sachs [Oceans Eleven] is determined to finish-off the survivors of Thermia
As funny as I rememberBy Kaflinkle (6 reviews) from Wickford , 01 Feb 2008I saw this in the cinema and I thought it was hilarious then, very tongue in cheek and a great mickey take of sci-fi films.
I watched it again the other day and it was still as funny and enjoyable as I remember. The cast are all great and a really diverse set of characters and the villain suitably corny, the film length was just right too.
Pale imitation rather than parodyBy Mikejc (20 reviews) from London , 29 Jan 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis parody isn't quite funny or sharp enough to take on Star treK in the way it wants to. The problem is depsite being 'actors' the lead characters really do into space and fight aliens and fly space ships and beam across the galaxy and so on.
It becomes real.
The film quickly becomes a pale imitation of Trek rather than a genuine Spinal Tap like deconstruction.
Which means you find yourself yourself asking about a third of the way in - what's the point?
Saturday Night Live have done many Star Trek send ups over the years. Much better to look their for genuine laughs. And if it's Star Trek action you're after then go back to the source material and enjoy the real thing.
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FunnyBy Charley (26 reviews) from Keighley , 12 Dec 2007I rented this film on recommendation from my friend, who told me that Allan Rickman in this is just hilarious and she was right, he was dripping with his usual sacarasm and shakespearean acting style. I thought this was such good film and I would rent it again.
Galaxy QuestBy a customer from Stroud, Glos , 02 Nov 2007I loved this film. It is a spoof, it is an adventure, it is full of references to other Sci-fi stuff we are all familiar with, it has great actors who are obviously underemployed and loving it.
Not a great film, but such a laugh.