Well. That was something. Just saw Serenity. Just a sense of the experience. More later.
It's everything one could have hoped for and more. Well written and coherent with an opening sequence that introduces everyone with a perfect sense of character. The marvel of this movie, and of the TV series, is the crew of the Firefly. Fully formed characters, honorable with consistant world views and hidden depth.
Serenity drew me into its world. Willingly and completely. The sets are detailed and lavish; can't wait to see them again on DVD. Future Technology, subtly used, perfectly balances the gritty feel of the rim Worlds, improving even upon the look of the Series. A wonderful movie. Where actions have consequences and liberty has responsibility. Worlds of surprising delights that yet propel the story forward. Serenity seems perfectly right.
The story is a rolicking wild ride of humor and pathos, chills and thrills. A riveting, perfectly paced adventure. Will they make it? Can they make it?
Go see this movie! Serenity is the action adventure of the year.
Serenity, directed by Joss Whedon and starring the crew of the ill-fated TV series Firefly. Not to be missed.