Monday, September 26, 2005

Serenity, The Movie

Firefly was a very enjoyable TV series which didn't quite make it. The characters were interesting and human--all of them--while the story was slowly developing. Set in a future dystopia, it was a strange but appealing blend of Star Trek and old-fashioned westerns.

Personally I was quite sad to see its demise--I wanted to see what was going to happen next!

Now comes a slight reprieve in the form the movie, Serenity. It's being prescreened across the land this week.

Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. The Serenity website is at this site.

I'll be watching it tomorrow night in Denver. Stay tuned to this site for the review.