january 14, 2006

I just finished watching Joss Whedon's Serenity and I am quite impressed.  I tried the TV show Firefly when it showed up on the SciFi Channel, right before the release of Serenity.  I could not get into the show for some reason.  (The movie Serenity is based on the TV show Firefly.)  I still don't think I can do the show, but the movie was an excellent film -- George Lucas should learn something from Whedon about writing and directing a sci-fi movie.  Serenity has a quick pace to it (though it is a bit uneven, as if Whedon could not ween himself out of the pacing of a TV show).  The story is simple so that the focus can be on the characters.  The characters are well-written and the dialogue is fantastic.  I recommend the film, it may not be a special effects spectacle, but it does things right where they should be:  Characters and story.

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