Quote of the day: "I'm not going to say it's the best science fiction movie, ever.
Oh, wait. Yes I am." Orson Scott Card, about Serenity
Song of the day: "Guerilla Radio" by Rage Against the Machine
State of mind: distracted
Well. I finally got to see it. Serenity. The Big Damn Movie.
I won't spoil it for anyone here, and boy oh boy are there tons of things I could spoil! It was chock full of shocking goodness that I was a bit dazed as I left the movie theater.
I loved this movie.
I was a big fan of the TV show that it is based on, but in a way I’m jealous of anyone who is going to see the movie that wasn’t already familiar with the Firefly universe because as a fan, there were certain things I was looking for and sometimes that can be distracting. The movie is very accessible to anyone who hasn’t seen the TV show so if you are concerned that you might get lost because you hadn’t seen the show, don’t be. Go see the movie. Trust me.
It had fantastic dialogue, great visuals, and gorgeous music.
It was beautiful when it needed to be, ugly when necessary, funny, sad, and exciting. It was everything a movie like this should be! And most important (at least for me), it was surprising. Too many movies are so obvious you already know how it will end before it is half over. But not this one.
There is a scene where Sheppard Book says to Mal, “They’ll come at you sideways.” Well, Joss does too. He does the unexpected and it just rocks. This isn’t a warm and fuzzy action adventure. People are at risk; nothing is sacred, nothing safe. I love that.
I even thought to myself more than once, ‘why couldn’t George Lucas do it like this?’ If anyone recalls, I saw Star Wars Episode III and was (sadly) bored to tears by the opening sequence. Never once was I bored with Serenity. I was clutching my seat, gasping in shock along with everyone else in the theater. And when it was over, they audience applauded, in a movie theater. What does that tell you?
Also, even as a woman I can say this without jealousy, but Gina Torres is gorgeous in this film. She needs to be in more movies.
I’ll be seeing it again next weekend. I suggest you all do the same.
Angel quote of the day:
Lilah: Look, Angel. I know you've been out of the loop for a while, but I'm still evil. I don't do errands unless they're evil errands.