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…
This is a great science fiction film that has aged well. It has much to offer and contains so many clever exchanges they alone make it worth the effort. Look up the meaning of the phrase used to calm River.
thing is, i never quite got the appeal of "firefly"- it seemed fine but more than a little... sluggish? i liked how it was confident enough in what it wanted to do to take time about it, but that also meant that i wasn't actively engaged enough in the drama to properly care
and "serenity" - although tighter than "firefly" - still doesn't quite seem engaging enough for me to *really* care about. even though a lot of the reason the characters don't entirely zip off the screen is because they're developing what had already happened on television, but there's still a sort of sluggish feeling to the film. i know whedon wants to make a classic western and not…
You can't stop the signal.
I don't get Joss Whedon, sorry.
Serenity is a fantastic film, excellently providing material for die-hard Firefly fans to enjoy while simultaneously introducing the series to newcomers. The opening minutes of the film are quite an accomplishment, managing to eloquently introduce the characters and the world they live in without feeling forced or expositional at all. On that note, the film does a remarkable job at capturing the spirit of it's TV predecessor, incorporating all it's trademarks; darkly humorous wit, deeply layered yet eternally entertaining characters, and magnificent world-building. The film's tone shifts between despondent and uplifting, but it never fails to resonate. Highly Recommended, but you should do yourself a favor and watch the Firefly series first.
Still a wonder hoy there show was cancelled and the film did not warrant a sequel.
This movie is based upon the series Firefly that was cancelled with 14 episodes. In this movie, Simon Tam and River Tam are tired of travelling with Serenity, being involved in the Captain Reynolds plans. They decide that it's time to go and move on with another way of life. But one strange thing happens to River that will bring them to a thrilling adventure.
I can't objectively review it as if I hadn't seen Firefly, but I did and I loved it.
pick any 5 from this list at random and you have a great squad..... the possibilities are endless
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…