Serenity

Just got back from watching Serenity for the second time. Just as good the second time around, maybe better. Hell it’s a damn good movie, much better than any of those Star Wars movies Lucas has been churning out lately. I’ve taken to watching Firefly on Friday nights now, seems like the SciFi Channel is promoting the series and the movie heavily. I must admit, it is a particularly fetching bit of entertainment. I never watched any of Joss Whedon’s other shows, like Buffy or Angel, but Firefly has definitely grown on me. And the movie certainly makes a great deal more sense after catching a few week’s worth of episodes from the ill fated show. I’m able to figure out who’s who and what’s going on now that I have a bit more of their backstory filled in.

I’m watching the series now with a bit of poignancy, since so few episodes were actually made. It is amazing that this discarded television idea was transformed into a big budget motion picture, mostly because of fan worship and word of mouth. Based on the movie’s performance however, I doubt there will be a sequel. While it is a rousing adventure, I am certain this is the show’s swan song. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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