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Serenity [May. 6th, 2005|01:05 am]
Joss Whedon is a fucking bastard and he made me cry.

You had BETTER go see his movie.

Because it's really, really good.

We just got back from the special preview showing of Serenity (all praise to kung_fu_monkey for being quick on the ball and getting tickets). And it was... wow. More than just another episode of the series. I'd say it's almost like a second season, condensed and distilled into two hours.

It still has all the stuff that I liked about the original: good writing, and a great cast, and little moments that mean more than they seem to on the surface. And this time, they had a real budget to do lots of stuff they could never do for a TV show. It's... a muchness of Firefly. And like I said, it made me cry. Openly. Three times in a row.

And having seen a movie that isn't finished, I now understand the point of post-production, and how much work has to be done to make a movie finished and polished.

If you haven't watched Firefly yet, you have four months to buy, borrow, steal, or download the series, watch it, and fall in love. Because come September, you need to see Serenity.

[User Picture]From: earthling177
2005-05-06 01:09 am (UTC)
Well, it's good to know about the crying -- I will be sure to bring tissues and wear glasses for the movie -- don't want to lose expensive nice contacts... ;-)

Actually, I was really glad I wore glasses and brought tissues to Schindler's List. Funny thing was a lot of people were crying throughout the movie, and I was just fine. But I really cried at the end -- when they showed who died and who was still alive -- because by then I cared about the folks.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-05-06 05:57 am (UTC)
I have been unable to get myself to see that movie. I'm not sure why: my shelf has a handful of quite detailed books about the Holocaust that I have had to put down for pauses at various times. But I don't think I could see the movie.

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[User Picture]From: earthling177
2005-05-06 02:19 pm (UTC)
Funny thing is that the movie (to me, anyway) was very uplifting. There are a few scary scenes (no gore, just very Hitchcockian-like) in the middle. The message is really that one person can make a huge difference to a population -- Schindler gets a large number of Jews out of danger and screws up the war for the Germans at the same time. The thing is that you get to know the characters and eventually you are told (at the very end) who is still alive or not. If you can read the books with pauses, I think you will like the movie, particularly now in the smaller TV screen and with a remote control in your hands. I almost didn't go see the movie, because I thought that it was going to be like QB-VII and other mini-series, which were hard to watch, but I figured, I got thru them -- I'm very glad I saw the movie tho.
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