Galaxy Quest (1999) Movie Review

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1999 | PG | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
102 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Galaxy Quest Review


The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Galaxy Quest (1999) is an American sci-fi, action comedy horror movie that is filled with funny moments and adventure. Director Dean Parisot (RED 2 (2013), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Home Fries (1998)) did a fantastic job bringing us this hilarious entertaining movie. I love the tagline: "Never give up, never surrender", because it is a phrase that people should live by. The film contains sexual reference but no nudity, not much violence, no gore, suspense, adventurous, great sceneries, thrills, comedy and awesome acting from great actors. I love almost all of Tim Allens’ movies that are PG rating because they always deliver. Tim chooses great movies that excel to star in, and I look forward to one day seeing all of his films.

Galaxy Quest follows a group of actors and their adventures as they help a group of aliens fight against an alien warlord. The cast from TV space-drama series called Galaxy Quest also stars in this movie, and it is only right for them to. A few of the main characters are listed below. Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen - Home Improvement (1991), Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 3 (2010), Toy Story 2 (1999)) is the commander of spaceship, NSEA Protector. Alexander Dane ( Alan Rickman - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Die Hard (1988)) is the ship’s alien science officer. Fred Kwan ( Tony Shalhoub - Monk (2002), Men in Black (1997), Wings (1990), Cars (2006)) is the ship’s chief engineer. Gwen DeMarco ( Sigourney Weaver - Aliens (1986), Avatar (2009), Alien (1979), Alien⊃3; (1992)) is the ship’s computer officer. Tommy Webber (Daryl Mitchell - 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The John Larroquette Show (1993), Inside Man (2006)) is the child pilot.

Galaxy Quest starts by showing Jason at a convention eighteen years after the TV show was canceled. A group of people approached him and said that they are "Thermians from the Klaatu Nebula" and Jason follows them. He thought that they were going to a filming session but soon discover that the Thermians are aliens. The Thermians are octoploid creatures that use a device that makes them appear in human form so they cannot be recognized. After a few events, Jason found himself in the Protector with the Thermians negotiating with Sarris. Sarris (Robin Sachs - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)) is a reptilian humanoid warlord that is starting a genocidal war against the Thermians. Sarris will stop the war if Jason gives him the Omega 13 device that was used at the end of Galaxy Quest‍‘s final episode. After a few more events, Jason realizes that everything that is happening is real, and it is not a TV session. The situation escalates, and the movie received my full attention and might receive yours also.

Three goofs were:

  1. Tents/camera crew can be seen in the background when the actors were returning to the shuttle with the sphere.
  2. Taggart’s limousine showed no license plate on the front of the vehicle when he was first abducted but, a California license plate is displayed in a subsequent shot.
  3. Gwen’s lips were not moving when she said "They’re suffocating" while Sarris was opening the oxygen seal. There are more goofs that will spoil the movie if I mention them.

One of the plot holes was: A guy said that they do not know someone’s last name on their way down to the planet to get the beryllium sphere. The guys last name is not revealed and on the planet when they are thinking of a plan, Jason calls that man whose last name was never revealed "Fleegman" and gave him orders to set up a perimeter. There is one more plot hole, but I will leave it up to you to discover.


About Galaxy Quest 1999

Title: Galaxy Quest
Original Title: Captain Starshine, Earth Dick, GalaxyQuest
Year: 1999
Runtime: 102 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Rainn Wilson, Matt Winston, Wayne Pére, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Long, J.P. Manoux, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Corbin Bleu, Jed Rees, Jeremy Howard, Missi Pyle, David Dorfman, Alan Rickman, Enrico Colantoni, Patrick Breen, Joel McKinnon Miller, Rocco Salata, Janis Jones, Brandon Keener, Brian Penikas, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Larry Richards, Dan Gunther, Mic Tomasi, Kaitlin Cullum, Heath Castor, Jonathan Feyer, Michael Haboush
Writers: David Howard, Robert Gordon
Director: Dean Parisot