Serenity – Firefly, the Movie

September 30, 2005

imageI’m just back from seeing Serenity.

I’m a die-hard “I’d much rather watch it on DVD” type, so ducking out and catching an afternoon first-day showing was very out of character for me. I’m glad I did, though. Not that I won’t be buying the DVD for rewind, pause and subtitle privileges, mind you.

I’ll spare everybody any spoilers, and just say that I thought it was very well done; probably one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. The movie was “very Joss Whedon”, and true to the “take-no-prisoners” style that many of us have come to love (and flinch at occasionally) over the years.

It seemed to me that the story held up very well on the big screen; it was almost a TV season’s worth of plot and entertainment in a 2 hour movie (I was amazed to see that it was only two hours; it seemed a lot longer), without seeming rushed or “over-full”. Several open loops in the series storyline were cleared up nicely.

Hopefully, those who didn’t watch the series can enjoy it just as much — I thought the introduction of the central concepts of the storyline were well done; easy to follow, yet not annoying for those familiar with them. It’ll be interesting to see how their opening weekend goes. I’m crossing my fingers that it goes “start the sequel” well.

Do something nice for yourself and go see it this weekend.

Grrr… Argh…

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3 Responses to “Serenity – Firefly, the Movie”

  1. Rick W on October 5th, 2005 4:50 pm

    I, too, loved the movie, as did my wife who is not big into scifi. Something about Firefly/Serenity that has a little for everyone. My big hope is that the movie does well enough to resurrect the series.

  2. Kyle on October 7th, 2005 9:54 am

    This movie rocked!!! But there were downsides to it. I mean, [edited]. It had to be done though, I guess. Actually fighting reavers and having someone one you like that is bound to end badly for some. It was great to see how Joss kept at it and the fans of firefly (including myself) working so hard for it to come back. I think he couldn’t have done a better job!! Cheers!

    Edited by Chuck — I removed a bit of a spoilerish tidbit above; hopefully there are a lot of folks who will still be getting out for this in the next week or two; some of them may be still be relatively “unspoiled” — let’s let them find out for themselves. It was pure typical Whedon, though — there ain’t never no happy without a price to pay…

  3. Kyle on October 7th, 2005 9:58 am

    Just another thing, I really hope as well that this movie does greatin the box office. They didd a great job entising the public to come see it through the trailers. I know all the Firefly fans will see it, but hopefully others will find the passion and corrisma of Firefly/Serenity to enjoy it like I have!! Cheers!… Again!!

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