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...)
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.
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.
After finally barreling through Joss Whedon's cult TV favorite Firefly in the span of a week, I jumped down into the show's half movie half series finale Serenity
Part of what disappoints me most about the cancellation of Whedon's show is not losing what the show was, but what it could have become. It was clear with the back half of the show's first (and only) season that it was ramping up to explore its characters more, and introduce more moralistic situations that made it so interesting, along with further worldbuilding.
Serenity, the film as it exists, almost seems to pretend like it exists in a world where we did get 98 episodes of Firefly. There's a sense of respect…
Made me watch Firefly and confronted me with one of the greates mysteries known to man. Why on earth was this series cancelled?????
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…
Even though there were "filmisms" that crept into TV's Firefly-inspired Serenity... filmisms I didn't like so much... I felt that I'd already invested enough time with the crew of Mal's ship that I'd have to give at least a decent rating.
I'll probably make some eyes roll as I say that I never cared for the character River. She just annoyed me. Maybe she was supposed to? Or not. I wish the movie did not centre so much around her. I won't dwell on that point, other than to say that what bothered me about River in the TV series was amplified in the movie. 'Nuff said.
The movie Serenity, a continuation and conclusion of Firefly, became noisier and a…
(Originally published Sept. 29, 2005, in the Daily Herald)
Fans of the short-lived sci-fi TV series "Firefly" will love "Serenity," the new movie that continues writer director Joss Whedon's popular story.
I know this because the throng of fans in the screening room Monday night were laughing, cheering and clapping from start to finish.
If, like me, you've never seen the 14 episodes preceding the movie, chances are good you'll like "Serenity," too — assuming you like spaceships, gunslingers, kung fu, swordplay and bloodthirsty zombies.
This tasty smorgasbord of genres comes from the creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the smart, sarcastic dramedy whose voice lives on in Whedon's directorial debut.
"Serenity" gets its name from the ship captained by…
Provided some closure to the story, but felt rushed. I have never before or since been in a theater where all the air in the room was sucked out of it by our collective gasp of horror. Well done Joss for giving us one of the most shocking moments in the genre.
The thing you never got in the series was what the scope of the world was, the movie finally gave us that (all contained in one solar system). So I appreciated that fleshing out of the 'Verse.
Just an extension on the series but very enjoyable nonetheless. I'd give it more stars if it were more self contained.
Firefly es una serie sin mácula. Es cierto que tan sólo tiene catorce capítulos y jamás llega a desarrollar una trama ni vemos un desarrollo especialmente significativo de los personajes pero cada uno de esos catorce episodios es un ejemplo perfecto de historia de aventuras: emoción, exaltación de la libertad, comedia... Cada vez que veo un capítulo de Firefly alcanzo la felicidad de una manera que no me ofrece casi ninguna otra obra de ficción.
Serenity es, esencialmente, igual que cualquier otro capítulo de Firefly.
Why did they have to kill ****??
The Swan Song of a legendary TV show.
Highly enjoyable space romp that reminded me of the first Star Wars.
Firefly had the potential to grow out as a monumental TV-series the like of Star Trek, but its promising life was ended before it truly could blossom.
Serenity, acts as a sort of final for the TV-series and to pay a final tribute to the TV-series. However this movie is not just for the fan boys and girls, but for anyone who truly likes a space western.
For me it was great to see the characters back in action, and action is what you will get served in truly a fast pace. Very enjoyable to watch and recommended to anyone with love for sci-fi.