Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Galaxy Quest by Dean Parisot, 1999 (PG)
with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver (Snow Cake, Avatar), Alan Rickman (Love Actually, Alice In Wonderland, Snow Cake, Harry Potter), Tony Shalhoub (Men in Black, MIB 2), Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Justin Long (The Conspirator), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Breen, Jed Rees
From the director of Red 2
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.
Yes, by now, it is a cult movie. Actors are brilliant playing actors, bored to death in the reminiscence of their past success and overwhelmed by the craziness they generated, until they really get overwhelmed, and I guess that's my favorite part, the time they adapt to the reality they are so familiar with in a fictional way, such as Gwen repeating the computer's voice, or Tommy (Daryl Mitchell) trying to fly the ship he invented the driving for in a really virtual way, reaching this very long moment of everyone's incredulity when scratching the whole side of the ship exiting in a straight line... And the best being Fred Kwan (Tony Shalhoub) in a complete euphoria, the whole time. Anyway, lots of fun.