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Serenity [May. 6th, 2005|01:05 am]
Beemer
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.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-05-09 07:23 pm (UTC)
We just watched what I guess may have been the 2-hour pilot (it's the first thing on the first DVD). So far, not my thing. Reminds me too much of NextGen. Characters too stock.

It is pretty, but so was The Pillow Book, and that didn't make it a good movie, either.

We'll try one more episode (probably Wednesday) before I completely give up.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-09 08:51 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. Just don't watch The Train Job (the second episode on the DVDs) -- it's the worst episode of the entire series.
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