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 :)
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.