Serenity ★★★★

Serenity came out not long after the peak of Joss Whedon's career, after the Buffyverse (his greatest accomplishment) had ended and Firefly (his most consistent work) was cancelled. Whedon's limitations as a director are on display in Serenity but so is his great writing. The script does a remarkable job condensing planned stories for the Firefly series into one film, whilst maintaining the personalities of the fantastic set of characters. The universe is so interesting, embracing a lack of heroes and a lack of utopia, in a way that stands Serenity apart from so many similar sci-fi films. Firefly continues to be a show I love and I still find Serenity a very solid send-off to a short-lived masterpiece.

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