Reviewed by: Gabe Rodriguez
Definitely the biggest surprise of the 1999 Christmas holiday season, “Galaxy Quest” is also one of the funniest and wittiest comedies of the year! This comedy stars Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver as two has-been stars of an old TV show called “Galaxy Quest” (similarities to “Star Trek” run ramped). At a “Galaxy Quest” convention, the washed up cast is confronted by real aliens who approach them to come help save their planet, believing the intercepted TV signals of the now off-air program that portray the cast as real heroes were factual accounts of actual events. The cast disbelievingly goes along with the aliens and get themselves into more trouble than they can comprehend. Hilarity ensues.
Allen and Weaver are excellent, especially Weaver, shedding her normally serious skin for a fun and silly role. Support from Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shaloub is perfectly funny. The writing is sharp and clever and moves swiftly. All in all, “Galaxy Quest” is a hoot and a half.
From a Christian perspective, there is little to be offended by. Some profanity (mostly “d*mn” and “a**”), including at least one instance of the Lord’s name being taken in vain, and slapstick violence. There is also some sexual innuendo, though not much, and it would certainly fly over the heads of anyone under 13 or so. There is no sex or nudity, but some cleavage.
Anyone over age nine will find much to enjoy in “Galaxy Quest”.