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Joss Whedon’s Serenity

Well, I caught a showing of Serenity, and I’ll have to say that I’m very impressed. Before watching the movie I had never seen any episodes of Firefly, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d already heard that Firefly was a mix of sci-fi and western. You might think that’s a strange combination, but it works wonderfully. The western genre captures the great exploratory feel of early space settlement, and you just can’t go wrong with sci-fi, in my opinion. One of the best parts about the movie is that, when your in space, you don’t hear anything; no screaming engines, explosions or gunfire. It’s just silence. It leaves you with a strange serene feeling. Fitting, don’t you think? On a technical level I was awed by the opening scene of the interior of the Serenity (the firefly class speceship that the crew lives on). It’s about a five minute shot, with no cuts, that traverses the length of the ship and introduces the entire crew. I don’t know how many of you realize what an incredible feat it is to pull that off.

So, if you like sci-fi, westerns, or sci-fi westerns, you’ll really like Serenity. It was entertaining, had great humor, the acting was good, the script was good, and it was technically well done. What more can you ask from a movie? I’ll toss it an A.


Written by Sterling

October 7, 2005 at 2:17 pm

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  1. Another Sci-Fi Western, starring a man you know and love, Bruce Campbell, was “The Adventures of Brisco County Junior”. Good series on television a few years back. Look into it if you haven’t heard of it before.


    October 10, 2005 at 12:46 pm

  2. Brisco County was an awesome show. Sort of a Steampunk Western. It was a little more cheese factor, though. Firefly has some comedic moments, but on a slighty different level from Bruce. Bruce is a man on his own mountain.


    October 10, 2005 at 1:15 pm

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