Thursday, February 01, 2007

October 05, 2005


Ah Serenity where do I start? Well to be honest I really don't know..

So, Friday September 30. Opening day, I decide to get a ride to the first showing possible. Of course I'll have to walk home, but hey it's only 3 miles. As it turns out Friday September 30 was a record breaking day for rain, about a months worth in a single day, and me walking home during one of the hardest downpours. Here's the thing, if I had to do it over knowing how unpleasant the walk home would be I'd still be in that theater at the exact same time I was there, and I'd have a huge smile on my face. By the way, for the record my coat is kind of a brownish color, so the rain didn't kill me.

I really do recommend this movie, perhaps not as much as I would recommend the TV Series but still the movie does do a wonderful job of being something very very good.

If you know Joss Whedon's style of storytelling then you know what I am talking about when I say that you can definitely tell this is his, not only in style and feel but in substance. Joss has a very unique style, and some unique feelings about the way things would work. That is not a bad thing at all, I happen to feel that Joss is a master at making you "feel". Serenity made me Feel that is for sure, very happy, extremely sad, worried, relieved, and pretty much anything on any side of those at one point or another.

Where did the movie fall short? I would agree with Promo on most of what he said Here the scope of it seemed a little flat at times, the problem there I feel is that this was Joss's first time directing a feature length and I would assume much like anything else when you are used to doing something one way there is a learning curve when you have to switch it up, look at the movie and at times you can feel that he is more at home directing TV... for now. Also I am also a bit worried at how well it will play with those who aren't at least familiar with the TV show, they do a decent job of describing the 'verse' at the beginning, but it goes by pretty quick.

I was trying to think back to the music so that I could comment on it, I really did love the music that Firefly had to offer, unfortunately the movie had so much going on I didn't even process the music on it's own on a first watching so I'll have to see it again to comment fully (darn the luck). I do know that the music during the closing credits was very nice, including a (if I heard right) single guitar rendition of the Ballad of Serenity.

Again however I really would like to praise the ability of this cast to not only bring life to each of their characters, but also there is real chemistry between all of them and it shows on screen, I will go on record as saying there is Not a bad actor in the entire group. Special praise should really be handed out to Summer Glau who did a beautiful job, she had a lot to handle and didn't seem to flinch at all. Also Nathan Fillion had a lot of weight to carry in this movie, which he carried in near perfect like fashion.

Since I have no doubt become confusing and really over wordifying in what I've typed out I figure I might as well end this in a fun manner that everyone can enjoy, so check this out, I tried to answer as honestly as I could.

You scored as Capt. Mal Reynolds. The Captain. You are the captain of the ship, so the crew are your responsibility. You just want to do the job, get paid and keep flying. Why is that always so hard?

Capt. Mal Reynolds


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


River Tam


Simon Tam


The Operative


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


Kaylee Frye


Inara Serra


Shepherd Derrial Book


Jayne Cobb


Which Serenity character are you?
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