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Serenity (2005)

Serenity (2005)


Nathan Fillion
Alan Tudyk
Adam Baldwin
Gina Torres
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Directed by Joss Whedon

When they decided to take down one of the best TV series ever made (Firefly) I guess they didn’t imagine the great cult following that will follow. Firefly was an awesome series based on a renegade crew on board a Firefly-class spaceship, led by a former war sergeant named Mal.
This movie was the follow up to the series and like the series the immerse cult following the movie had was after the movie was released and deemed a box office bomb.

It is a mystery why the movie and the series end up being financial losses, because the series and the movie are both good viewing and the cast are just warm and welcoming to behold.
When Fox cancelled the show after fourteen episodes due to bad ratings, Universal Studios bought the rights to make a movie series, an adventure which they could not purse because of the financial loss.

The movie is named after the spaceship the crew are on (Serenity) and it was fun to be back on it, it reveals more into the life of River Tam the 17-year-old psychic and the genesis of the Reavers the man eating space pirates.

Two of the cast from the series were killed off Wash (Alan Tudyk) and Shepherd (Ron Glass), both couldn’t commit to a sequel and were killed off. If only the producers knew that this will be the only movie they would make I guess they would have reconsidered.

Now the movie saw the introduction of The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a man from the Alliance who is hell bent on getting River back to the Alliance.

If you have not seen Firefly, I wonder why?
But I will like to believe some have not, so here is a brief history on what you have been missing or missed fourteen years ago. Firefly (and this movie) are set in 2517 – . The story is an aftermath of what happened when a civil war took place on earth between The Independent and The Alliance. The Alliance won and now populate the universe.

A crew on board a spaceship called Serenity travel the universe doing jobs (moving cargo, carrying passengers and even crime) to get by. The captain of the ship is Mal (Nathan Fillion) a former sergeant of The Independent he is flanked by his war body and second in command Zoe (Gina Torres). Wash is the pilot and Cobb (Adam Baldwin) is the weapons guy, Kaylee (Jewel Staite) is the mechanic and Simon Tam (Sean Maher) is the ship doctor. With them they have River Tam a psychic (Simon’s sister), Inara a companion and the Shepherd a priest.

In this film they are being hunted by The Alliance who want to retrieve River back. River was taken as child and experimented on to be a weapon, Simon broke her out and both are living on Serenity.

Please make out time to watch both Firefly and this movie. During this time of relaunch of old series, I wonder if Firefly would be redone.


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