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Directed By
Joss Whedon

Written By:
Joss Whedon

Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Patrick Lynch

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Serenity (2005)
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Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie
March 5th, 2007

I Miss 'Firefly'

I have long been a Joss Whedon-addict, due to his amazing series: 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel', as well as his being a long-time writer for my favorte sitcom: 'Roseanne'. So a few years ago when he introduced a new show, a cowboys in space show, I was a little skeptical. After all, this is the, arguably, first male TV show creator feminist and now I was gonna lose him to cowboys? The most macho misogynistic creations known to man? Thus I skipped the brief stint 'Firefly' had on FOX back in 2002. How wrong I was.

'Firefly' is a remarkable series now available in DVD that concerns a gang of thieves and others aboard the spaceship 'Serenity'. It is so much more than it appears, not just a 'Star Trek' ripoff, nor a 'Doctor Quinn' wannabe. The show has deep roots in a future that seems not so unlikely. There are no strange aliens, all planets are occupied by humans who speak a mixture of the two dominant cultures of Earth: English and Mandarin. Check out this show.

When 'Firefly' was cancelled, Whedon swore to not let it die, and thus we have 'Serenity' which follows the characters almost immediatley after we last left them in the series. It is approachable for non-'Firefly' viewers, but for those of us inducted into the club of Browncoats, it is especially meaningful and sweet.

The plot follows Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion, smoldering sexy leading man) and his gang as they try to uncover corruption in the Alliance (the ruling force behind all the planets that controls everything, perhaps a comment on American culture?). Every character you love gets a good storyline and some payoffs and surprises that will please and disturb you, respectively.

I highly recommend this movie in that it is sooo well written and if enough of y'all go see it, then maybe they will return it to TV or make more movies. Trust me, rent the DVDs and then check out 'Serenity'.

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Apr 18, 2007 4:18 AM
This was a really good movie. I had hoped for a sequel but they had red lighted that. I have watched this several times now and it always keeps me awake!
Jessica Film Junkie
Apr 18, 2007 4:01 PM
I know, I wish it had made more money cause then we would have a sequel...and now Joss' 'Wonder Woman' has been cancelled...lame
Apr 18, 2007 4:09 PM
I bought the Firefly boxset on dvd but have not had time to watch it yet.......Im excited.
Jessica Film Junkie
Apr 18, 2007 10:58 PM
I gotta get that!
Apr 18, 2007 11:29 PM
Well im not expecting it to be as good as the film just from the budget standpoint but im sure its entertaining it has virtually the same cast.
Jessica Film Junkie
Apr 19, 2007 3:17 AM
You haven't seen the TV show? I saw that first, that is what propelled me to see the movie.

Apr 19, 2007 4:49 PM
Nope but thats what was cool, you could fully understand the movie without even knowing that there was a tv show before it.
Jessica Film Junkie
Apr 19, 2007 10:00 PM
Yeah, I like the show more than the movie though. You are in for a treat!

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