When Universal first allowed early screenings for
Joss Whedon's film adaptation of Firefly, Serenity,
the reviews were gushing about the film. The reviews were so good, that
most would have believed Serenity to be flawless. Well, now that
some time has passed, another review pops up online that is not so optimistic.
The reviewer, who sent his review into AICN,
does admit that Serenity is good, but fears that the film is aimed
too much at the fans of Firefly. Among his complaints are death
scenes that we don't care about and lead characters that we shouldn't care
about. Considering that I never watched Firefly, though maybe I
will now, what does this mean to me? Here is a snippet from the Serenity
I think, in the end that is the sad truth of the film--it is not fun. And we wanted it to be fun--to be a celebration of continuing on, even in the face of cancellation. It would have been nice if it was a smart, complicated lark--thatís how you start a franchise, letting them get darker as the series progresses. You build your relationships, so you can pull the rug out from under your audience, sweetening the emotional resonance. The sad thing is, as close to great as this movie is, there isnít time or money for improvements. The movie, outside of the music score, is finished.
To be honest, this review can be slightly confusing.
The guy will use one paragraph to bash it and another to say how good it
is. I guess the major disappointment comes from the fact that Serenity
looks sequel-less. To check out the whole review, head over to AICN.
For the trailer, movie stills, and synopsis, go
to the Serenity
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