1 January 2018

Serenity

Serenity
  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Based on the novel: no
  • Cast: Nathan Fallion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Nathan Fallion – Much Ado about Nothing, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Saving Private Ryan
    • Gina Torres – Matrix, Firefly, Hill Street Blues
    • Alan Tudyk – I Robot, Firefly, A Knight’s Tale, 28 days
    • Morena Baccarin – Firefly
    • Adam Baldwin – Firefly, The X Files, Independence Day
    • Jewel Staite – Dead Like Me, Firefly, The X Files
    • Sean Maher – Much Ado about Nothing, Firefly
    • Summer Glau - Firefly
    • Ron Glass – Firefly, Friends, All in the Family
    • Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge, 2012, Children of Men, Kinky Boots, Love Actually, Dirty Pretty Things, Amistad
  • Why? Firefly
  • Seen: 19 December 2017      

       Having recently watched the series Firefly, and having just yesterday watched the last ever episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in which Nathan Fallion plays (chillingly) the supervillain Caleb, it’s time now to watch this, a spin-off of Firefly.
       River, a rebellious girl who speaks out against the meddling of the Federation in the outer planets, is imprisoned and her mid is tampered with. Her brother Simon rescues her. They end up on Serenity, a semi-legal, semi-derelict cargo spaceship, crewed by semi- bandit-but-good-at-heart Captain Mal and his crew.
       Same gang as in the series and time-wise it seems to be after the series. There is a story (I guess) and a lot of action and quick humour. It’s quite exciting. It’s fun to see the gang again. They’re likeable but they’re not Buffy and Spike, Giles, Anya, Xander or Willow.
       Now the questions. Do we want to immediately watch 7 seasons of Buffy again starting now? Or do we want to watch Firefly? Or is it time to move on?


2 ½ * of 5 

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