The film is an exciting roller-coaster ride full of sci-fi clichs with a smart script that manages to make them all seem fresh and funny.
Of course, many other episodic elements are included: there's melodrama, action, adventure, silly heroics, lots of special effects, and a whole lot of FUN (did I say that already? The cast is just perfect and Allen, Weaver and Rickman have never been funnier.
Sure, The Game is a slice of Hollywood hokum, but at least it's well-done hokum that's sure to please fans of the genre and fans of Douglas.
: Galaxy Quest is a wonderful, affectionate, hilarious send-up of Star Trek, Trekkies, actors and TV shows in general, and it's a great adventure-comedy to boot.
It's obvious that the writers are as much fans of the original material as the people they poke fun of, making you laugh at the endearing material, and even bringing the occasional pang of nostalgia.
This time, the camera captures the huge casualties such battles incur, and adds a bit of reality not normally seen in this type of movie.
Of course, parts of the story remain silly, and some of the interesting plot points are left in the air, but as far as monster movies go, this is one of the best.