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...)
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?????
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…
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.
Film #1 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4 Challenge"
Item #5: Film featuring a psychic
I tried watching "Firefly" but just couldn't get into it. In fact, I'm not really a big fan of Whedon's TV shows. I don't care about Buffy and Dollhouse was boring. But thankfully he got to graduate to theatrical films and make this stellar piece of sci-fi fun. Also, the fact that this is a TV show spin-off means the already great cast came prepared and had natural chemistry as a team. It's a shame Whedon didn't get to make any sequels to this, at least not yet that is.
Ya sé que tiene problemas, la mayoría derivados del hecho de que el pobre Whedon intenta meter, dentro de lo posible, todo lo que debió ocupar varios capítulos en una sola peli.
Pero que con esa presión pudiese dar una aventura tan entretenida y emocionante y sobretodo, un final dignísimo a algo que debió quedarse con nosotros mucho más tiempo, es simplemente maravilloso.
Bonus half star for the cover art slaying.
You can't take the sky from me
I just finished watching all 14 episodes of Firefly at once, followed by this fantastic movie. You really don't need to watch the show to enjoy the film because it does a great job explaining everything you need to know. I thought this was better than a lot of the show and I was wide-eyed the entire time I watched this.
Wow, ten years old.
" We don't want to tell you what to think. We want to tell you how..."
Which somewhat exemplifies the depth of thought in Joss Whedon's work; going to another level. The film ends with Mal saying that the main thing you need to be a good pilot is "love". It brings to mind Nolan's skewiffy notions about love being a force in "Interstellar". Did he earn that? My initial reaction to "Inception" was that it was an intelligent action movie...but then I saw it again and it felt oddly artificial. Whedon brings that intelligence, an emotional intelligence; using action to catalyse character and personality. By this I mean, he brings out parts of a person…
There are so many great lines in this film and the series! I wonder what source was used to translate common English to the poetic incorrect grammar that is so endearing in the series.
It's a continuation of Firefly, so obviously I'm going to enjoy it but it was even better than I was expecting.
Here's the thing with Serenity, it's a 2 hour movie that Joss Whedon got to do to round up the story of Firefly. Firefly was a short lived series that was excellent in almost every way. The first episode I ever saw was about a few months ago when the Syfy channel did a marathon of all the episodes. I couldn't stop watching, I loved everything about it and then the final episode just ended. Well Serenity tries to round up the whole story the best that it can and for a stand alone film it's excellent, but if Joss Whedon got to continue Firefly I can only think that the storyline would be even better.
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