So, looks like I will be able to go see Serenity on Monday, before it comes out. I am giddy about this. For those of you who don’t know about Serenity, here’s the official word on it:
Yeah, that’s marketing. Whoo. What is it really about, you ask?
Serenity is the movie sequel to the short-lived Firefly TV series. I was never a fan of Buffy, Angel, or any of the rest of the Whedonverse, so it came as a bit of a surprise that Firefly was as good as it was. I have the problem of being able to tell what a show is going to do way before it does it, which comes from 4 years of film criticism classes. Firefly surprised me at several turns. The main character is… well, Han Solo, but more evil. I was kept on my toes, which is more than I can say for most shows. Plus, Whedon writes good snark. His current run on X-Men is the best the book’s ever been, as far as I’m concerned. Firefly was a damned good show, and I hope that the movie goes well, so that they make new episodes, a la Family Guy.
If anyone wants to watch Firefly, let me know and I’ll loan you the DVDs. It’s a damn fine show.