Initial Reaction: Serenity

I was hoping it’d be great, but I think I’d give it a solid B. Some cool stuff, some witty dialogue, and I liked the revelation about the Reavers, but the film ended on such a false note that it draggeed it down in my opinion. I also pity anyone in the audience who hadn’t see the tv show, as the film doesn’t explain fundamental things about some the characters. What a companion is, for example. “Well, she’s hot and she used to do something in a shuttle, but now lives in a monastery and prays to Buddha. Hmmmm.” I think Whedon has some work to do before he can make his magic on the big screen as effectively as the small.

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