Run, no haul ass, to your local movie theater and watch Serenity. And not just because it has an “A” rating on Yahoo after 11,000 reviews, or an 81% on RottenTomatoes, or the two thumbs up by Ebert and Roeper, or how much my wife and I loved it, do it because it is the right thing to do.
Serenity is a spin off from the very short-lived television show, Firefly, which aired on Fox several years ago. Joss Whedon, creater of Firefly, made 14 episodes which progressed down a perfect path of story-arc and character development, which Fox muddled by airing the episodes out of order. Airing the two hour pilot episode 4th confused fans and only hurt the ratings and after only airing 11 episodes, it was pulled.
Firefly is more than just a futuristic space opera western. The writing and character development is so top notch, I would say it is probably one of the best sci-fi series ever to hit TV. It juxtaposes honor, integrity and compassion against a motley of funny and real characters. Somehow even when they are doing something “against the law” or “wrong”, you still understand how it is ethically right and agree with their decisions. One episode had me crying, while I will openly laugh throughout many of the others.
Fans took to the internet to do everything in their power to bring back the show they loved. The movie was borne from this adulation, not to mention the sales of the Firefly DVD flying off the shelves.
So go see the movie. There is always a chance that you may not love it as much as I do, but you are supporting a group of people that are producing fantastic work while at the same time increasing the chances that the show will see a Season 2. So do your part and have a good time. And if you land out loving it, tell 10 other people to see it. 🙂