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Serenity by Nathan Fillion

Serenity (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Nathan Fillion (Actor)

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River Tam and her brother Simon are hiding out from the totalitarian government that experimented with River's brain aboard a space-freighter. Captained by a down on his luck soldier, the crew of Serenity must take jobs, whether they are legal or not, while trying to avoid the Alliance, and keeping the Tams safe. Then things get out of control and the true extent of River's powers becomes known. At the same time, the Alliance sends a new Operative to make sure that what River knows doesn't get out.… (more)
Authors:Nathan Fillion (Actor)
Info:Universal Pictures UK (2005)
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Serenity [2005 film] by Joss Whedon (Director & Screenwriter) (2005)



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Not as good as the series.

I actually started crying when I saw it in the theatre, Whedon is good at causing emotional reactions. ( )
  themulhern | Jul 16, 2017 |
Space fugitives have government secrets.

There are moments of greatness, and moments of embarrassingly bad crap. But even if the crap weren't there, the great bits still wouldn't come together into a coherent movie.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: B
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 1.9/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 7, 2016 |
The film Serenity was an attempt to reboot the short-lived television series Firefly that lasted less than a season. Unfortunately, the film didn't do good box office, and since the film the series has only been kept alive through comics. (The comic "Those Left Behind" and "Better Days" filled in what happened between the television episodes and the film. "The Shepherd's Tale" tells us the story we never got about Shepherd Book.) Unfortunate, as far as I'm concerned, because both the series and film are favorites; I think they're brilliant. And fairly unique--a combination of Western and Space Opera, of American and Chinese cultures. The good thing at least is that the film is both enjoyable on its own merits as well as giving closure to the series, solving the most intriguing riddle of the series--the origin and nature of "the Reavers" as well as resolving much of the mystery around River Tam. The DVD adds quite a lot of value in its commentary that gives interesting insights into the making of the film and creative choices and techniques. (And particularly explaining one creative choice that hit a lot of fans hard.) Highly recommended, although I think the series should be watched first. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Feb 29, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Whedon, JossDirector & Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baccarin, MorenaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baldwin, AdamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ejiofor, ChiwetelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fillion, NathanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glass, RonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glau, SummerActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, Jack N.Director of photographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maher, SeanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mendel, BarryProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, DavidComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Staite, JewelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Torres, GinaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tudyk, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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