Written by: Joss Whedon
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release Date: September 30, 2005Synopsis
With an Alliance operative on their tail, the Serenity screw discovers what River knows that the Alliance wants kept hidden.Relevant Links
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Well, here we are, the Big Damn Movie.
First of all, that first shot of Serenity is just beautiful. Paired with the music, it just gives you chills. To see her up there on the big screen, it's just gorgeous. Even if you waited to see the movie on DVD it's amazing. It does stand for something, the Browncoats made it somewhere far. I know I felt thrilled going into this film and thrilled watching it. I wasn't disappointed with it. Obviously, with such a large cast Joss can't give everyone the proper attention they deserve but everyone made the most of their time. Book and Inara are the ones that strike me the most, they really get the least amount to do here.
Book... Who knows if we'll ever figure out who he was before his time on Serenity. Speculation is that he was an operative and it seems likely. Though his part here is very small, he does something very important for Mal. That last scene between the two of them is just so beautiful and heartbreaking. Ron Glass and Nathan Fillion are so wonderful in it. Not to mention, once Book dies, you really feel safe for everyone else, don't you? You really don't see Wash's death coming! Of course, then Wash dies and you don't feel safe for anyone! That Joss Whedon is an evil genius.
Really, though, the focus on this one goes to Summer Glau and Nathan Fillion. Mal struggles with believing in something and finally comes to it. When it starts he's much more jaded and nasty than he was on the show. It's a nice switch of gears, I enjoy seeing it. I like seeing the toll of what the Alliance has done on River. Summer does a really nice job. She manages some great facial expressions, not just as she's struggling but also as she has some rather comical moments. The scene during the robbery at the beginning with Zoe comes to mind and also when Simon asks if he's talking to Miranda.
Well, this is my final Jossathon post. Thank you everyone, it's been a blast!
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