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...)
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.
Made me watch Firefly and confronted me with one of the greates mysteries known to man. Why on earth was this series cancelled?????
After spending the past month finishing up my University assignments and edits, I took a much needed break and spent the last week re-watching what is still the best show in the whole damn verse, Firefly. Then, as I always marathon those episodes, I finished in a few days. I cry a little inside (and a lot outside) when Serenity disappears into the black for the last time. It's a strange sense of sadness to know that's where it ends for the show. So much left untold. So much left to see. We were given the short end of the stick, and well, we took that end, and that counts for something.
I was first introduced to Firefly a…
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…
Great ending to a great, albeit short, series. Binge watched over the course of three days all of the Firefly episodes, and I thought this did a good job of cleaning it up. Firefly was great, but there were a lot of things that were alluded too, yet never covered: Shepard's backstory, the relationship between Mal and Inarra, etc. The movie did cover a lot of stuff, but did miss a bunch of things. There were a series of comics, that supposedly tie some loose ends, but I have yet to read them.
As a movie, the special effects were great, the story was interesting. Honestly a great space Sci-Fi film, and I haven't seen one in a while.
Probably I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been too lazy and had bothered to watch "Firefly" (I did try once, but didn't get past the first 20 minutes or so), but even without much background knowledge it was quite a lot of fun.
When Joss Whedon's TV series 'Firefly' was cancelled after a single season, fan and critical reaction was so strong (and DVD sales were so large) that the studio realised it's goof and funded a movie.
Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his rag tag crew run cargo's (some legal, some less so) around the worlds on the outer rim of the galaxy. Browncoat's, who were on the losing side of a bitter war for independence, they avoid interference from the central Alliance government and deal with the dangers of the Reavers - a group of marauding killers who savagely attack remote outposts and cargo ships.
Onto Mal's ship come a doctor and his sister River Tam (Summer Glau). Fugitives from…
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Great Sci-fi/Action and closure to the Firefly series.
With Summer, Adam, Nathan and Ron with Director Joss Whedon.
Really enjoyed this commentary - some great little stories, Joss loves to talk though.
para mi como siempre buenísima!!
One of my favorites. Strong, powerful and grand. Perhaps Joss Whedon's best work (including Firefly). You can't stop the signal.
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