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.
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…
The Good: Much better special effects than Firefly episodes.
The Bad: Much less Morena Baccarin (Inara) than Firefly episodes.
I feel like this movie requires you to have seen 'Firefly' beforehand. I saw it before I had heard of Firefly, and found it to be enjoyable, if not somewhat surface-level. Having a 13-episode prologue does wonders for this, however, and a second post-Firefly viewing makes it an impeccable, if not somewhat dark and harsh capstone to the beloved and unjustly cancelled series.
I wish the series wasn't turned into yet another action film. Whedon's "cinematisation" of his series has been well-documented in academia, but it essentially transformed the Western aspects into action-adventure. I blame his need to perform bigger and bigger tricks for a finale.
Unfortunate end to a great show. Not nearly the same level, but it does provide satisfying closure that Firefly was missing. At least they did the best they could with a bad hand.
Leave it to a deeply jaded atheist to make a movie/TV series that examines faith as cannily as this one does.
After getting so attached through the show, this movie WRECKED me.
I think this is the first time I watched the tv series followed by the movie, as I'm pretty sure I watched the movie having not watched the show. I think it works well as a stand-alone, although why anyone would want to only watch the movie when there are fourteen fabulous episodes of quality TV is beyond me. This is the movie where I learned Joss Whedon never gets overly attached to his characters.
I rewatched Serenity after rewatching Firefly. I first saw the show and movie back in 2010, and was delightfully surprised that I liked it even more this time around, and less delighted by the sketchier aspects of the show, which I had forgotten about. I’m on a major Firefly kick right now. [Insert obligatory angry FOX comment.]
Firefly is very wittily written, the characters are wonderful, and the direction is excellent. I love the lived-in quality of the ‘verse, the rugged characters, and the use of cinematography and plot tools to tell the story. For example, the integration of flash-backs, when they occur, is textbook perfection in how to integrate such story element into the story seamlessly.
"Serenity" ist nicht nur die, für so ziemlich jeden "Firefly"-Fan sehnlichst gebrauchte Fortsetzung, sondern auch alleinstehend, ein super lebendiger SciFi-Film mit einem durchweg irre gutem Cast.
Auch wenn ich mehr Zeit mit der Crew der "Serenity" verbracht hätte, stellt der Film einen guten und stimmigen Endpunkt für eine der besten Weltraumopern aller Zeiten.
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