For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
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.
People talked about this being the Star Wars for the new millennium. That's a bold statement and something not everyone agrees with. We had three prequels from Mr Megabucks Lucas of questionable quality that slightly tarnished and I mean only slightly tarnished his original trilogy. "Serenity" was a whole new kettle of fish and one that stood on it's own two feet and shouldn't have been compared to Lucas's genre-defining blockbusters.
A simple story told really well with great special effects, a witty script and some novel twists on the future of mankind, this was a very clever film and television series that ended all too soon. Comparisons are always made and I don't think this was ever truly appreciated…
It's a very well made film, and it has a lot of strong points, but I couldn't shake the feeling that this isn't what Firefly is supposed to be. It sacrificed a lot of the series' charm in exchange for a gritty action film and that didn't mesh too well with me.
Number 1 greatest movie of all time
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genuine/αγνος joss whedon/τζοσουα γουεντονης,
A Star Wars-style space opera adventure with a bigger brain and greater wit. It gracefully rides that old cliche of a Western story disguised in a sci-fi setting and it eventually turns into a rollercoaster-paced zombie movie. You don't necessarily need to see the short-lived Firefly TV series that preceded this in 2002, as writer/director Joss Whedon sums up most of what you need to know about it in fast-paced first fifteen minutes here. The series never got the chance to get great, but the movie makes up for that. Whedon gives Firefly fans what Twin Peaks fans didn't get: a feature film that focuses squarely on everything that was likable about the TV show and that ties up its…
In all honesty I'm not the biggest fan of the firefly show but I did enjoy it and do understand why everybody seems to love it so much and in the end I had the exact same opinion on the film that I did on the show incredible effects and impeccable characters and casting but the movies pace at times I found a bit slow and at times had problems with the story but it still is very good and worth watching like its show.
Serenity is the movie sequel to the acclaimed tv series Firefly, and just like it's predecessor, it was a very good product that didn't reach the success it deserved.
Serenity didn't even make enough to cover its budget, which was already very low for an action science fiction film, however, i have to say that i understand why much of the public didn't care when this came out, as someone not familiar with the characters and this universe will get completely lost in the first 5 minutes of the film.
That is one of my sole problems with the movie, as i think Joss Whedon wanted to introduce this universe to new viewers, and as great as the ride was,…
Pretty darn good (and lovely to see Whedon get the budget his story deserved after the slightly ropey series effects), but I imagine it'd fall a bit flat if you hadn't watched the episodes first. A good finishing point, then, but severely flawed is intended to introduce people to the characters.
This movie is a perfect love letter to the fans and a great way to send off these character even though if they make a sequel it will be the happiest day of my life
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