08 November 2013

On Netflix: Serenity

Watch Haywire and other movies"Now think real hard. You been bird-doggin' this township awhile now. They wouldn't mind a corpse of you. Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you."

And with that line my infatuation with Firefly began. The Joss Whedon series ran for only fourteen episodes, of which only eleven aired - thanks again FOX - but the devotion of Firefly fandom brought the series back to the big screen. Serenity doesn't waste time jolting off immediately with a Michael Mann-esque heist sequence. This is no ordinary robbery as there is no cash or merchandise to be had, Malcolm Reynolds' (Nathan Fillion) crew seeks only to break out River (Summer Glau). River, a recent addition to Serenity, after having her mind tampered with by the Alliance seeks only to get back to her old life with her brother Simon (Sean Maher). After rescuing River, Mal and the crew of Serenity incur the wrath of The Operative, who will hunt them to the ends of the 'verse.

Writer/director Joss Whedon does not conform to the traditional television to feature movie standards, so constantly expect the unexpected. Beloved characters might not make it through this adventure. There are few original sci-fi properties with such careful world-building and compelling characters, so reward one when you see it.

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