Galaxy Quest movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Tim Allen stars in this sci-fi adventure-comedy about a crew of television stars who receive a call from help from a group of aliens. Galaxy Quest is nothing but silly fun, with humour, action and not in need of a big meaning.


The cast of a space opera television show must play their roles in real life when a band of aliens reach out to them for help, believing that their heroic action on the show is real. Now they must defend Earth and the alien race against an alien warlord.

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Movie details

Director: Dean Parisot
Cast: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Justin Long, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle
Writer: David Howard, Robert Gordon
Release Date (Australia): 6 April 2000
Runtime: 102 minutes/1h 42m
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains science fiction themes and scary scenes involving aliens and alien-like creatures, as well as scenes of implied torture and a mild sense of threat.

Violence (PG)

The film contains science fiction violence involving people and aliens, including shootings and a mild gory depiction of an alien-like creature exploding.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “ass”, “hell” and “damn”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild sexual innuendo throughout.

mpaa rating

PG (for some action violence, mild language and sensuality)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Movies like Galaxy Quest aren’t serious at all, as they’re only meant for silly laughs and pleasurable entertainment, which is a great thing. However, it only makes them difficult to talk about for a lengthier period of time, as it feels like there’s nothing to really say of them, other than label them as “entertaining fun”. That’s all unless their concepts, adventures, stars, effects and ideas are fun to talk about.

Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver star in Galaxy Quest as just two members of a group of actors starring in a sci-fi-sitcom-sort-of television show who must play their roles in real life when a band of alien-people reach out for their help, hilariously believing that what they see on the show is real-life footage of heroic adventures. The film settles in with these cast members attending fan conventions until they’re called upon for the sci-fi adventure mission.

The characters, all ranging from the cast of the show to the Thermians, make very memorable groups as they work together. But it’s once they arrive at the planet populated of childlike aliens where you can feel the film pick up in both its entertainment, excitement and humour. It’s a fresh, fun and fulfilling sci-fi adventure movie with action and humour for kids and families, worth looking into if you in the mood for this movie’s genre.

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