|A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything -- or anyone -- to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds!|
"An absolute blast. John Procaccino, CBS-TV
"Slamming Action Sequences. Tom Long, The Detroit News
"The funny, adventurous Serenity proves there is life after cancellation. Christian Toto, Washington Times
"Serenity flies with sass and spirit, qualities that have been in palpably short supply in that Star Wars series since, well, Star Wars. Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Joss Whedon's unassuming science-fiction adventure is superior in almost every respect to George Lucas's aggressively more ambitious screen entertainments. Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Editor's NoteBeloved television cult director Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL) makes a spectacular first foray onto the big screen with SERENITY, the cinematic adaptation of his wildly popular but short-lived sci-fi series, FIREFLY. A mix of space western, comedy, and drama, SERENITY follows captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew as they trade their way around the edges of civilized society. Of particular interest are two passengers they take on, Simon and River Tam (Sean Maher, Summer Glau), a brother and his telepathic sister on the run from the corrupt governing Alliance. As notorious former members of the anti-Alliance opposition, Mal and his crew make it difficult for Simon and River to stay hidden. Everything goes completely awry when a government assassin is sent to retrieve River. As Mal is forced to choose between his close-knit crew and the brother and sister newcomers, it becomes apparent that River harbors both a dangerous secret and astounding fighting powers, and Mal decides that discovering the truth about what she knows might just be worth his time.Many of the film's action sequences revolve around Summer Glau's martial arts skills in her portrayal of River. Glau prepared for her role with Hong Kong stuntwoman Ming Lu, as well as stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and Hiro Koda, and as a resulted performed nearly all the stuntwork herself. In addition to the stellar stunts, realistic graphics, and an often haunting score, the film's actors display a rare chemistry that brings viewers both into their lives and into a possible version of humanity's future.
Serenity - DVD Review
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/10/2007 9:26 PM
|Somehow, in the wake of Lucas’ CGI evisceration of his own work and overblown space operas like The Chronicles of Riddick, somebody still knows how to put together an outer-space romp that trades just as heavily on quips and character as it does on conflict and explosions. All the better, there’s barely a movie star in sight. The film in question is Serenity, the by-product of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon’s sci-fi series Firefly. Somehow, Whedon convinced Universal to pony up about $45 million to make and show Serenity to multiplex audiences, 95 percent of whom will have never seen the original series, which lasted on Fox for only 11 episodes back in 2002....read the full review|
|Jack N. Green - Director of Photography|
|Joss Whedon - Screenwriter|
|Lisa Lassek - Editor|
|David Newman - Composer|
|Ruth E. Carter - Costume Designer|
|Barry Chusid - Production Designer|
|Joss Whedon - Director|
Picture is great12/21/2007
But if you want more than a pretty picture, you better be a sci fi fan because this one is lumped in with Zena and Hercules. Well maybe not that bad but at least Battlestar Gallactica.
Serenity + HD DVD = Perfect!3/12/2007
I'm no critic and I'm assuming that if you're looking into buying this that you probably now something of the firefly universe and have already seen the movie. All I can say is that seeing it on HD DVD only makes it better, enjoy!
Can't stop the signal...12/16/2006
"Serenity" is currently the last chapter in the "Firefly" saga. Those who have enjoyed the TV series will love revisiting the characters that they know and love, while those who haven't won't feel like they're missing out. The crew of a pirate space ship are trying to find work away from Alliance control, a task that becomes ever harder as time goes on. But when they discover an Alliance secret, they must decide whether to run, or fight. If you want the full story you have to start with the first season of Firefly, though with a fan base crazier about Joss Whedon than Star Wars lovers were about George Lucas, you probably want the full story.