Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Darryl "Chill" Mitchell, Toni Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Enrico Colantoni
A group of actors from a science fiction show named Galaxy Quest are recruited by some friendly aliens to help defeat their arch-nemesis. The aliens think the cast is really a group of space rangers.
WILL TEENS LIKE IT?
Sure. It's funny; it has action; and it has an inventive and original plot.
When the group finally realizes that being on the real ship is not just an acting gig.
There's a shootout toward the end that turns out really weird and has a different mood than the rest of the movie.
IS IT FUNNY? EXCITING?
The film is very funny. There are a lot of exciting parts that keep the movie going.
HOW'S THE ACTING?
The acting is surprisingly good for a comedy. Tim Allen is a life-like Buzz Lightyear (from the Toy Story movies). Sigourney Weaver turns in a nice comic performance. Darryl "Chill" Mitchell steals a lot of scenes. Enrico Colantoni (of TV's Just Shoot Me), is good as a friendly alien leader.
WHY SHOULD TEENS SPEND THEIR MONEY ON THIS?
Because it's a really fun movie.
For a film that's rated PG, there is quite a lot of profanity (d-words, GD-words, a-words), about five times each.
No nudity, but Ms. Weaver shows a lot of cleavage in her outfits.
FINAL GRADE: B
-- Brian Jones, 15, is a freshman at Greenbrier High School.