Saturday, January 14, 2006

DVD review for Serenity (2005)

A great sci-fi movie!

Serenity rebukes the traditional Hollywood system for making TV series into movies. A successful TV series gets its niche viewers established and then a movie deal is struck. Serenity was based on the 2002 Firefly TV series. This series was pulled after its first year. It was not allowed to age and prosper.

After Firefly gets cancelled, Director and writer Joss Whedon decides to make a movie based on his television show Firefly. To build movie hype, He says to his viewers to get the word out utilized unconventional means. First of all he pleads with Firefly viewers to spread the word about his upcoming Serenity movie using internet blogs and chat rooms. The word of the movie Serenity starts running rampant with his new sci-fi thriller.

Serenity stands by itself as a great movie. The viewer can quickly catch on to the feel of the movie. Firefly TV series followers will not be disappointed as Joss Whedon stays the course of the TV series. Humor and action is still utilized along with modern day innuendos which give this movie some repeat viewing.

Capt. Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) commands his lady (Serenity ship) and its crew of personalities. Second command ZoĆ« (Gina Torres), Pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), Muscle Jayne (Adam Baldwin), Engineer Kaylee (Jewel Straite) and Mal’s flame Inara (Morena Baccarin). When Mal picks up Doctor Simon’s (Sean Maher) sister River (Summer Glau) strange things happen. Everyone is suddenly after them. It could be the Reavers (crazy human cannibals), Alliance assassins and/or possibly his own crew.

I give this DVD a must buy for Sci-Fi thrillers. If you have not seen the Firefly series play the Joss Whedon introduction first. And spread the word.

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