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Galaxy Quest

Human Rating: 3.5 / 5 Alien Rating: Government Cover Up

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Galaxy QuestGalaxy Quest is a good sci-fi comedy. With a cast featuring Tim Allen, Sam Rockwell and Sigourney Weaver (whose breast seems to challenge Voyager's Seven-of-Nine's) and introducing some talented new faces, Galaxy Quest is quite a winner on all fronts.

The basic plot is of a cast of has-been actors who played in a sci-fi series 20 years ago and whose careers are going nowhere. Yes, pretty much like the original Star Trek crew, which this movie is strongly imitating while not turning into a complete parody. What ensues is a series of events resembling The Last Starfighter (1984).

Fun indeed! I would qualify the humor of being of intelligent level, not too deep for kids to understand and not too obvious like Jim Carrey's. If you ever went to a sci-fi convention, you'll smile when you see some Galaxy Quest fans acting like total freaks with no lives… all dressed-up in costumes and asking tricky questions as if TV was reality. (Hey I did it too, nothing to be shy about :)

Galaxy QuestI must admit that there were some moments where the laughers gave way to seriousness. Albeit the serious scenes somewhat killed the fun momentum, I believe that those scenes kept the movie from becoming just a "funny movie" and rendered the story more believable.

Overall, you can't go wrong with Galaxy Quest. Almost everyone I met enjoyed it greatly. Just don't go expecting Airplane Ii or Spaceballs (1987) humor and you'll be satisfied. A good story, a strong cast and cunning humor for all ages gives this movie good entertainment value. If you're also a Star Trek fan, you'll feel a connection here.

Review by René-Marc Simard.

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