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People LOVE those! [Sep. 29th, 2005|08:32 pm]
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And of course, by "people" I mean "critics". And by "those" I mean Serenity, the long-awaited big-screen movie based on Firefly, which opens in a theater near you this weekend.

Serenity is currently 80% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a Cream of the Crop rating at 89%. Not bad for a mid-budget movie based on a TV show that didn't even air a dozen episodes.

If you've seen Firefly, Serenity will absolutely blow you away. If you haven't seen Firefly, Serenity might still blow you away - but even if it doesn't, it will still be one heck of a ride. If you love witty dialogue and clever wordplay, you will drool all over this film. If you like watching characters interact more than you like watching slick CGI ships blowing each other up, you'll love this film. (Although as a bonus, you get to watch slick CGI ships blowing each other up, too) If you like seeing really pretty people (and I know from first-hand experience that Nathan Fillion is indeed very, very pretty) on a very big screen, you'll love this film.

I do have two warnings:
1) Do not read any reviews about this movie until after you have seen it. The less you know going in, the more you get.
2) This movie is very intense. I wouldn't recommend anyone under 11 or so watching it. There's no gore, no sex (although there are a couple of quick sexual references in the dialogue) and most of the non-martial-arts type violence is offscreen, but this movie grabs you from the first ten minutes and doesn't let go.

This weekend, get thee to the movies. And find Serenity now.

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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2005-09-30 12:19 am (UTC)
Thought you'd like to know that the Austin American Statesman gave "Serenity" three out of four stars.

Here are some of the remarks-"action-packed", "the season's wittiest and most entertaining action movie", "Fillion, a funnier Harrison Ford", "detailed scene-setting" and "balletic in execution".
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-09-30 01:46 am (UTC)
How pathetic am I that I've heard of neither Serenity or Firefly?

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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-30 02:41 am (UTC)
It's what I plan to do this Sunday. I'm so excited. I've already converted at least three people. *grin*
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-30 10:22 am (UTC)

IT was Great!

THe movie was awesome i saw it today. better the second time thirds a charm. LOve JESSIE
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[User Picture]From: no_hdaisy
2005-10-01 06:36 pm (UTC)

I still can't stop thinking about it

I'm sure my friends are going to ban me from speaking. All conversations somehow end up with "you have to go see Serenity"...perhaps the occational "unless you want to see firefly first, that's cool too". I can't wait to go see it again. Thanks for converting me!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-01 06:57 pm (UTC)

Hmmm....

One of these days I'll watch the DVDs.

Your Brother.
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