Serenity (2005)

Half of writing history is hiding the truth.

— Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

I have to admit. I wasn’t an avid watcher of the television series that this movie was based on, Firefly. I watched snippets of a couple of episodes here and there. Now, I could watch in on Hulu. Yay! Joss Whedon writes very good sci-fi, campy shows like Dollhouse, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It sucks that this series was canceled, because I loved the film version, Serenity.

Whedon wrote and directed this movie which in a good sign. He knows the material. He knows the chracters. He knows the mythology and will not fuck it up. If it was in the hands of somebody else, it would suck balls.

Whedon reunited the principal cast together. Nathan Fillion played the captain of the spaceship, Serenity. Along with his crew; Zoe (Gina Torres), Jayne (Adam Baldwin), Wash (Alan Tudyk), Kaylee (Jewel Staite), Dr. Simon (Sean Maher) and Simon’s “reader sister, River (Summer Flau). There is also Malcolm’s love interest, Inara (Morena Baccarin) and the wise protector, Shepard Book (Ron Glass).

This big screen adaption deals with the Alliance trying to destroy anybody who resisted them in the war from the series. They send a top-notch assassin, The Operative, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor to eliminate anybody that stands in their objective to capture River that knows some secrets that would destroy the Alliance.

I love the dialogue. Only Joss Whedon can pull this off with these actors. Quick one-liners. Classic.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character is so cool and precise about his lethal blows, his sword. Awesome

River kicks major Raver ass in this film. I have never been so drawn to a character that is dripping in Raver blood. Summer is an awful actress, but she can kick some serious ass. Her being a mute most of the time was a good thing.

Judgment: If you were a fan of the show or a fan of Joss Whedon, I would recommend this movie.

Rating: ****

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About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on March 2, 2009, in 2005, Action, Sci Fi, Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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