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rdm
Posted on: August 5th, 2005, 12:10am Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm sitting here, almost an hour after the movie, and I'm still half stunned. So, where to begin?

The session at the Innaloo Megaplex was sold out - and it was a very eager crowd that showed up. We had dinner with Poss at the new Retro Betty's before hand, and then joined the queue to get in.After an initial camera-stripping security check (albeit a very polite one), we were let into the theatre.

There was a short introduction from someone from 92.9, who urged us to post our responses to http://www.serenitymovie.com.au , and read an e-mail from Joss. There then followed a couple of utterly inappropriate trailers, and one for the new Aardman movie (The Curse of the Were-rabbit).

Then, the movie. Now remember - this was the advance screening version. Not all of the music was complete, and I understand some things have been re-editted since.

That said; what a ride! It's very hard to say anything without wandering into spoiler-land, but I'll try.

We re-join the crew some six months after the end of the TV series. They are even shorter of money, and things are getting desperate. This stress is taking it's toll on the crew's relationships, and cracks are showing.

Then things start to go wrong. Very wrong.

I cannot say much beyond this point without giving lots away, but the cast shines. The script is tight, and they deliver it with panache. There are some very scary fight scenes, and the spaceship work is astounding. And the script never lets up. Somehow I managed to get through about 2 hours of movie without quite getting a chance to breath.

We finally get some more insights into what drives Mal and Zoe - especially Mal. We also get to see some of why Inara left the ship during the series. And then there is why the Alliance wants River so badly.

Deepest impressions: Scary River. Scary baddy. Even scarier River. Scary Mal. Even more scarier River. Stunning events. Very stunning.

10/10, and a Severed Dreams episode. Run, do not walk, to see this movie when it comes out on the 29th of September. Now, you silly mealy-minded hedge-born addle-pates called TV executives, where is season two, damnit?
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Posted on: August 8th, 2005, 9:32am Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from rdm, posted August 5th, 2005, 12:10am at here

Deepest impressions: Scary River. Scary baddy. Even scarier River.



Since watching the series last weekend (which I found for the bargain price of $27!), this bit does not surprise me in any way.

At the end of the series, River had found a home*, family** and confirmation that she can (to an extent) look after both. Amazing what that will do for your self confidence and reliable use of certain, um, abilities...

* Or at least a better facsimile thereof than previous enviroments.
** Ditto, and I even include Jayne in that. 

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Wait until you see Jayne freaked out! And not by River. (For a change!)


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Ah yes, Jayne. He puts the "me" in mercenary.

(Can't take credit for that, saw it on a flyer in my Continuum con bag).

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Posted on: August 9th, 2005, 8:44am Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I'm mildly concerned anyway...


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I have some bad news for you.

If the movie is that good they will NEVER take it back to a TV series. They will simply keep producing movies every year or so until such time as one bombs and they kill the franchise.

The reason for this is that they make that much more money from movies.

Sad but true.

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Posted on: August 9th, 2005, 9:18am Quote Report to Moderator
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As it turns out Wash's actor has reported that there will be two more movies, which was the initial (!) contract with Paramount.

(Thanks for spotting that Leece!)
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I saw the movie last night and enjoyed it a lot.

Assuming later movies pick up where this one left off, Whedon might want to be a little more sparing in his use of characters.

If not, and given his previous comments (re Angel mostly) that happy relationships = bad TV/Film, some obvious new targets have emerged...

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Quoted from rdm, posted August 8th, 2005, 12:04pm at here
Wait until you see Jayne freaked out! And not by River. (For a change!)






I think I know the bit you're referring to involving Kaylee (my personal favourite among the ladies of Serenity)...

Piece of IMDB trivia in the small world department: Apparently Summer Glau (River) starred in one of the best Angel episodes (Waiting in the Wings).

Which doesn't surprise me given that Joss found major roles for the actors playing Mal and Zoe in the final halves of Buffy 7 and Angel 4 respectively.

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Actually, no.

I was more thinking of the scene with Miranda. 

Jayne got very freaked out in that bit!

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Quoted from rdm, posted October 7th, 2005, 2:16pm at here
Actually, no.

I was more thinking of the scene with Miranda.

Jayne got very freaked out in that bit!

-R



OK, I can see that. Although it could be argued that they were only there because of River and so it was River's fault. Again.

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