Movies that are slightly off.
Can't stop the signal.
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.
Dear 'Who Ever Was Responsible For Cancelling Firefly",
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for sadistic pleasure in annoying fanboys, I am in no position to stop you, as I do not have patience for people like you. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you bring Firefly back now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
(Just kiddin', o'course, but seriously, mate, do all of us a favour and bring it back. I won't ask nicely again...)
Every single time....
In good company
Caught in the momentum
Lump in throat
Completely and utterly miserable
Every single time.....
A damn near perfect film - fun, entertaining, always moving forward, never stopping to re-fuel. It's a testament to Whedon's brilliant writing, directing, characters and actors that it works nearly just as well stand-alone as it does when viewed after Firefly.
Made me watch Firefly and confronted me with one of the greates mysteries known to man. Why on earth was this series cancelled?????
This is one of those films I can watch over and over again whilst never feeling that it loses any of the spark or brilliance it had on the first watch. Seriously, I just love everything about this film, and of course the series that spawned it (CURSE YOU FOX!!).
You've got one of the greatest groups of characters I've seen, with each of them being at least one other person's favourite (hint: mine's Wash). You've got the sarcastic, witty dialogue that's just endlessly quotable. Of course you can't forget the stunning visuals, especially the tracking shot of epicness that introduces you to the already-mentioned amazing characters. There's a space battle in an ion cloud (whatever the hell that is). A seventeen year old girl kicks the shit out of pretty much everyone.
Oh, and it's a space western. If that doesn't convince you to watch this, nothing will.
Serenity was my vector into the ‘verse oh so many years ago. At the time we didn’t have any knowledge of Firefly, and didn’t for years after. I remember finding it quite enjoyable, and rather unique in the crowded sci-fi action genre.
Then one day, I don’t remember how, my wife made the discovery about Firefly. A few years had passed, so we didn’t remember Serenity all that well, just that we liked it. We sourced the series, and after watching the first few episodes we were completely and totally in love. My son came up for a weekend and we hooked him too. Even though he came in a few episodes in, he quickly became as much of a…
For anyone choosing to watch this movie who hasn't seen it, try to watch the Firefly television series first. Joss Whedon's brilliant TV series Firefly from 2002 was unfortunately cancelled after only one season, being doomed to fail by FOX. Luckily the fans rallied together, and because of their massive outcry, Joss Whedon directed the movie Serenity as a way to bring closure to the unfinished show.
The characters in this movie really drive it, just as the show. They are all fantastic, hilarious, and like-able each in their own way. Not only is this movie a blast to watch, it's also brilliantly directed by Joss Whedon. This is the closure that the show deserved.
"No more running. I aim to misbehave!"
My sister is a hardcore Firefly fan, and she was furious to hear that it got cancelled after one series.
Serenity is a "tribute" film of the epic franchise that everybody loves. It's a lot more adrenaline-fuelled that the series and epic CGI.
Shame that the Sheppard was killed. We may never know his backstory (although it was probably revelaed in the comics).
Nathan Fillion is really awesome, as always in the TV series. And my favourite scene in the film was where River totally owned those Reavers!
I just wished the film was enough to create a reprisal.
i will never forgive joss whedon for bringing this world back only to do the illegal and the unspeakable. could've been a 5-star review buddy, but nope, wash
Feeling like got spoiled just before I decided to start the long-run TV series... Everything happened too quick... I had to go through the whole season of TV series to understand the relationship between characters and build up the whole picture of this world. This to some point support my feeling that a 2-hour movie is way too small of capacity explaining such a huge story.
The producer of this movie (Including the TV series) didn't try to create a fancy future world with transparent user interfaces with blue and green fluorescent infographs. They interpret the modernism and civilization of the capital and other future cities with the architectures and complex social structure, which are more long-lasting than technology. This…
I've had this film sitting on my shelf for 3 years and a half now. I ordered the blu-ray from Amazon despite not knowing anything about the film? Why? I needed an extra item in the shopping cart so that a promotion could be applied and I could keep a little more money in my pockets. And I mean, the cover looked cool so why not? Not long after, I discovered it was a continuation of the TV show Firefly, and me being a bit freaky about that kind of stuff, I decided I couldn't watch it without watching the show, which led me to continuously put off doing so until now.
I've finally seen Firefly in its short entirety,…
I was late to the party on Firefly, but I truly loved the series. Yet I was strangely underwhelmed by this film, which doesn't feel as much like a continuation as it does a retread. Still, that banter and chemistry is undeniable, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is always worth watching.
Upon watching this for the first time 10 years ago, I've never watched a single episode of the show that it's spun off from, "Firefly", but I have known of the show through promos that aired at the time of the show's run (which now have the distinction of being the worst way to promote the show). After watching it, I wanted to seek out the show, which is currently on Netflix, and after watching the show through a marathon on Science Channel, I had a even greater respect for this movie, the show and its fans who call themselves Browncoats. The movie itself, I can continue to watch and enjoy numerous times without ever getting tired of it. What else can I say except "I aim to misbehave".
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Well, now I've finally watched all of Firefly. So, what did I think? In my opinion, I think Serenity, is out of all of the 15 canonical installments in the series, the one that I think most capitalizes on Firefly's potential. It was certainly the one I found the most engaging.
Here's my ranking for the rest of the series:
1. Serenity (Movie)
3. Our Mrs. Reynolds
4. Objects in Space
5. The Message
6. Heart of Gold
8. Out of Gas
9. Serenity (Pilot)
10. War Stories
14. The Train Job
Who was my favorite character? Jayne. He was the only one of the nine that…
Dunno why I watched this 'cause I didn't even watch Firefly. Or even knew what Firefly was prior to watching this. Sorry Firefly fanboys
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