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Our copy of Serenity arrived yesterday. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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meridius
Jan. 14th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
I got it at walmart the day it came out because it was only 15$
bonusparts
Jan. 23rd, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
First, let me say that I love the Firefly/Serenity universe. The characters are Whedon at his best: conflicted, courageous, bossy, mysterious, human. (Well, mostly human, anyway.) These are people, not Slayers, not Vampires-with-souls, not half-demons; just people. They're put into extraordinary circumstances, with extraordinary results, of course, but that's the fun of the series.

Now, let me tell you why I didn't like the movie.

I'll rephrase that. I liked the story of the movie. But there was very little - if anything - about this story that could not have been done on the show, in the show's format. It actually felt like a two-part episode to me, especially when they're walking on Miranda.

There was nothing new presented in the movie. Sure, we got some questions answered. But not as many as I'd hoped. (What was Book's secret, anyway?) If FOX had given Firefly a little more time, I think we would have seen a different ending for a few of these characters.

Maybe the movie was Whedon's swan song for these characters - a big blowout for some friends with whom he had spent so much time and loved so dearly. And it was fitting; I'll admit that.

But too much of it felt like I was just sitting in my living room, finger pressed on the DVD remote, waiting for a good place to pause so I could hit the head or grab another soda.

I'll get the DVD edition, especially if there's a commentary. (The commentaries on the series episodes, if you have not watched them, are great.) And I'll have fun watching it. But I think that, after an initial viewing or two, I'll put this one a little further back on the shelf, behind my Firefly series collection.
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