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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…
I missed out on Serenity during its previous stint on Netflix and I was determined not to do that again. I know nothing about "Firefly" and I knew nothing about Serenity but randomly found it on Netflix and was swindled by the poster. I mean, look at that thing; that film looks awesome. Plus, when I found out it was a sort of space western that sounded even cooler. I'm a sucker for fantasy films and I also really like films that blend genres (except Cowboys & Aliens). Yet, Serenity ended up being very disappointing.
It felt like there was so much room in this world that Joss Whedon created but it was very under-utilized. I wanted to see far more…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- very good TV to movie adaptation
- Fillion's Mal plays true to his stubborn character who is more grey than good
- Ejiofor plays a proper business-like villain who is more grey than bad
- surprising character deaths, but appropriate in that they add to the gravity of the conflict. There is palpable tension in the climactic battle scene because of this.
This is a rarity, a TV series cancelled after one season that gets a film to continue and wrap up its primary storyline. Firefly is the one-season show in question.
Set far in the future with the human race having colonized another star system after over-polluting the Earth, the series followed the crew of the spaceship Serenity. Led by Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), they're a rogue bunch of smugglers who happen to take on board a brother and sister who are being chased by the Alliance, the far-reaching, sinister imperial government of this particular system.
Serenity picks up from where Firefly left off, with the chase heated up now that a dangerous threat known as the Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) has…
“Eine Zugabe und letztes Wiedersehen mit der Serenity-Crew und gelungenes Abenteuer mit allen Zutaten die die Sci-Fi/Western Serie FIREFLY beliebt machten.“
Great Digital Film Festival 2016
I never managed to see Serenity on a big screen when it first came out as it didn't play where I was, so I was really pleased to see it was part of the festival. As a huge fan of Firefly and Serenity itself, it was great to see the gorgeous little Firefly-class beastie itself come to life. I don't think the film reaches the heights of some of the very best of the series, but it is a very satisfying finale for Mal and his crew. I really enjoy Chiwetel Ejiofor's turn as an Alliance operative, and the old gang get a number of quality scenes together. As events get more serious, Nathan Fillion…
I enjoyed Firefly and was looking forward to watching this but found it slightly underwhelming. It is enjoyable enough and does retain much of what made the TV show great but it feels slightly less fun despite still being fairly campy. It looks great and the increased budget serves it well but the script just isn't quite as sharp as much of Whedon's other work.
The most expensive series finale of all time and also a worthy ending to the Firefly legacy.
Joss and company have done the impossible. And that makes them mighty. A pretty great standalone science fiction movie that doubles as a great finale to an immaculate series.
I can imagine this is where the series would have ended up at some point with several characters splitting off from the crew and other relationships being more fully formed. This thing was supposed to last seven seasons. SEVEN. Oh well. At least we've got this movie. It's not much... but it's enough.
Good time wasting .
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