Originally created 02/08/00

Inventive plot and good acting lead to laughs



TITLE:

Galaxy Quest

MPAA RATING:

R

CAST:

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Darryl "Chill" Mitchell, Toni Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Enrico Colantoni

PLOT:

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.

HIGH POINT:

When the group finally realizes that being on the real ship is not just an acting gig.

LOW POINT:

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.

PROFANITY:

For a film that's rated PG, there is quite a lot of profanity (d-words, GD-words, a-words), about five times each.

NUDITY:

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.