Movies that are slightly off.
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 am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar."
I recently watched Firefly for the first time, I wish i'd watched it sooner and I don't know why i never did in the first place. I mean, i was always a massive fan of Buffy, plus i love me some sci-fi, so I don't know why this never popped up for me. It could have been its short run time or maybe it just flew under the radar for 17 year old Tarryn when it first came out, who knows. Nonetheless, I finally watched it, over about a week and i absolutely loved it and was furious when it ended, but happy that I still had Serenity…
A lot of fun. Mal is darker and more of a badass here than in "Firefly," and the movie's way more action/special effects-oriented, too. Thankfully, the action and effects are done well and are cool, and it's great to finally see more of River. This is a world I like being inside. It's silly sometimes and corny others, but the characters are all likable, the dialogue is fun and it makes for good escape.
A fitting and entertaining (if somewhat delayed) finale to Joss Whedon's short lived Firefly TV series.
Perfect fan movie. Not feeling unwell with the love-talk at all.
Still waiting on the sequel "River Tam Beats Up Everyone".
Too few and very far between, really good Science Fiction is hard to come by these days. Thank God we have people like Josh Whedon who not only delivered one of my all time favorite TV-series but also gave us Serenity...one of my favorite movies of the last couple of decades.
The whole setting (Space Western if you can believe it), the music, the characters, the story, are almost perfect. I sure can't think of another movie that keeps me so engaged rewatch after rewatch.
If you haven't seen it...take my word for it...you have missed something. Most people that enjoy good storytelling will like this one even if they don't particularly enjoy sci-fi.
Did I mention I love this movie?!!?
I wanted so much more.
Oh, all the feels.
Não tem como eu ver isso objetivamente. O amor por Firefly já tava muito alto, e tudo que foi feito com os personagens que eu tanto amava me despedaçou totalmente. Foi muito digno.
Mas fica infelizmente aquele gosto de POR QUE NÃO FAZEM MAIS FILMEEESSSS?????? Tem TANTO potencial essa mitologia, tantas outras histórias possíveis de se contar. Argh. Que droga. Lá vou eu fazer parte de mais um ~fandom~ sofredor...
"Think she'll hold together?"
"She's tore aplenty... but she'll fly true."
I needed this one today.
PS. Left off the half star last time I watched this.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…