Monday, December 5, 2011

Review: Serenity

Firefly was one of my favorite television series that I have seen, and so this movie had a special importance to me. I love the characters that have been developed over the course of the series, and I was very pleased to see that not only were their core personalities intact, but in fact they had come into their own as actual people. Though one of the biggest appeals of the show for me was how intimate the story was, and the movie had a stereotypical "saving the galaxy" feeling to it, the characters and the world are both unique enough that it didn't feel tired or cliche.

The thing that saddens me most about the movie is the fact that the series came to an end. There were so many questions that needed to be answered, and now will not. However, considering what was left to work with, the movie did a superb job of tying up loose ends. Though there was still much left unanswered, the answers that were given were satisfactory, both in terms of storytelling and emotional fulfillment.

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