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A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds!
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On its own, Serenity works as a more sci-fi adventure with less of the western feel of the show. This was good as I think not everyone is too into westerns, and is probably why the show was canceled (it was good, but not enough people thought it was). The story is about the same group of rebels from Firefly. They come across a person hiding a secret. They go across the galaxy trying to uncover what this secret is, with the military chasing them and killing anyone that gets in their way.
What's on the screen is exactly what Firefly could've been if it had been given the support needed to succeed. The story is similar to other Joss Whedon shows with his strong female characters. It's a smart, action-packed, sci-fi, mystery film.
This collectible Steelbook comes with better cover art than past versions of Serenity. It's part of Universal Studios' Steelbooks with comic book panel artwork. Included are a Blu-ray disc, DVD, and the digital code gets you two versions: an Ultraviolet copy, and an iTunes copy.
Serenity is a great movie, and this is a snazzy Steelbook to add to your movie library. Recommended.
Thankfully the fine cast of the TV series was reunited for the film, including Nathan Fillion as Mal Reynolds, the captain of the Serenity, a Firefly-class space transport ship in the 26th century; and Gina Torres as Zoe Washburne, his second-in-command. It's a fast-paced, action-filled film that does justice to the TV series.
That, however, was to the benefit of all Firefly followers around the world, as it allowed Mr Joss Whedon to create and produce this very entertaining movie as a means of bringing the short lived series to a close. The series, as many know, was cancelled by a particular production house, because viewership wasn't what they expected. Really? The tons of fans would beg to differ. They allowed some fairly aweful stuff to stay on television during the same period and yet this series was canned. Makes no sense...
...but alas, this is about the movie Serenity, not the overall issues with the franchise that singlehandedly killed it. Serenity picks up where Firefly left off - sort of. We finally learn about River's amazing skill set. We see the "man" moving in to catch, return or kill her to prevent the secret from getting out - and we see human perseverance at its finest...or as it is well put in the film - "can't stop the signal."
That was the true beauty of this series/movie. Not the sci-fi/western mix (which was an awesome concept btw), but the fact that this crew of "outlaws" did whatever it took to survive and did it without hurting innocent people. Sure a few laws were broken, but when the laws are designed to make anything and everything you want to do illegal, then the people will revolt. Besides, the characters, even the Companion, were all written and designed to be good people with morals, integrity, and conviction. From all walks of life - preacher, companion, doctor, veteren, and gun nut - this movie had it all.
And then, there is River - the main purpose behind this ragtag band of merry spacefarers travels through the universe (she's the girl on the cover art). She is a young, gifted girl who was taken from her home by the corporation to exploit her mental capacity and refine her into a weapon - well, like all good weapons, sometimes they backfire, especially when mishandled. And River puts that premise forward in some of the best possible ways during this movie. Without spoiling anything - just wait for the final fight scene that she is in.
Overall, this movie was a great conclusion to an excellent series that ended far, far too early. The likelihood of this series coming back, especially with Joss Whedon's schedule (not to mention all the actors) is infinitesimally small, but that's all that most Browncoats (true fans of this series - and also the name of the resistance forces during the "Great War") need to carry on...a little hope can go a long way. Watch the movie - stream the movie - borrow the movie...or simply buy it from here. If you like sci-fi or even westerns...you'll enjoy this one!
This movie asks what would be a “perfect” world, and would it be what you thought if you got it? Would it be worth the price? Would it be perfect if it was imposed and not chosen? Sure, it may sound similar to other stories, but this one is presented in a pretty unique way, and the characters are unforgettable. As a movie by itself, I probably wouldn’t praise it is highly as I do. But as a continuation of Firefly, it’s “perfect…”
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