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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?????
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…
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…
When one of your flatmates is also a big Firefly fan and neither of you can sleep so you agree to put the movie version on and they get too tired so you just end up in your room, headphones on full blast, reminding yourself why it is you always loved this film/TV show in the first place.
Chiwetel Ejiofor steals every scene he is in and one or two that he isn't.
The first Can't Stop The Serenity screening in Harrogate in aid of Equality Now & Yorkshire Air Ambulance!
after a firefly rewatch
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The official film ending to Joss Whedon's much-appreciated cult classic is, in my opinion, equally as good as the series. All of the humor and heart that defined the TV show is present here, even sometimes better-served by the movie's bigger focus and budget. There are times, however, when the movie's goal to provide an end for every major worldbuilding and character beat makes it feel bloated. It feels like the plot points an entire second (or, as long as we're dreaming, third) season were bundled up and compressed into two hours. Sure, it keeps the movie hopping at a good pace, but certain setpieces and arrival points feel rushed. There's also at least one character death that feels underserved…
I did not watch an episode of Firefly before watching this movie, but wow are these ratings distorted by the show's fanboys. I'm not saying it was the worst thing I've seen, but it did not meet up to its rave reviews whatsoever. Maybe it was partially because I watched this movie for the first time in 2016 and it was made throughout 03-04, but I could hardly pay attention during this movie. I thought the plot was lame, I thought most of it was cheesy, and everything else was average. The acting was decent, and I think the captain of the ship was the only one who made it worth anything in the humor department. If you aren't a Firefly cult member, and you're watching this for the first time in 2016, you likely won't be enjoying the movie too much.
Me pasé toda la niñez convirtiendo cualquier objeto de mi alrededor en una nave espacial e imaginando batallas y aventuras, por lo que cada vez que veo una película como esta siento que está realizada solo para mí disfrute infantil.
Sin embargo, un par de problemas serios aquí: no he visto ni un segundo de Firefly, no sé si es relevante o necesario acudir a esto como una Meca de la serie cancelada, pero sospecho que en parte sí, porque la gran mayoría de personajes y sus relaciones me han pasado por alto, me han parecido poco relevantes o directamente prescindibles en el desarrollo de la película, como si su única función fuera apelar al personaje de la serie. El…
I should start by admitting that I found myself thoroughly less moved by Firefly than most. That's not to say that I disliked it by any means. I found the show to be a unique work of genre-blending fun, with solid characters and an intriguing universe, but nor do I feel it deserves such a high reputation. This being said, I actually enjoyed Serenity far less. The film opens with some stunning work of direction, laying credibility to Whedon's future, but it's not long before the impressive camera work fades into shaky CGI that becomes as abundant as the off-beat story that just doesn't seem to mesh with the rhythm that made Firefly feel familiar to me. Many, most…
I'm late to the Firefly universe, but glad I started with Serenity. It's not exactly a sequel, but I believe encapsulates the vision director Joss Whedon had for the one-year series all along.
Some refer to it as a "space western," or sci-fi/fantasy akin to Star Wars. But despite its made-for-TV movie quality feel in spots, the film earns a ranking among the best sci-fi films of all time.
The plot is simple: in the distant future, when other worlds are being terra-formed to relieve an over-crowded Earth, the rebel crew of the ship Serenity take on fugitive psychic River and her doctor brother Simon. River is hunted by a government assassin for secrets she may harbor about covert government…
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