maandag 7 september 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 116: Serenity

Director: Joss Whedon
Genre: Science Fiction/ Action/ Adventure/ Thriller
Runtime: 119 minutes
Year: 2005
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Krumholtz, Michael Hitchcock, Sarah Paulson, Yan Feldman, Raphael Feldman

Description: The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

Review: The movie went the same direction as the TV show “Firefly”, what this film is based on. The show was hard to characterize and with that hard to promote. Ater half a season Fox cancelled “Firefly”, but when the DVD came out it sold out. That’s why Universal thought a movie would be a good idea. And it was, because the film was a success. Both fans and newcomers to it got excited fort his new world.
The characters are introduced, short and brief, and you can easily follow this film without any knowledge of the show. The storytelling is good, as for the script and the movie is easy to watch.
A spectacular chase in the beginning of the, where our heroes are chased by so called Reavers, is fresh and exciting. And the fight scenes including actress Summer Glau are also very good.
The cast is well known to the fans. Nathan Fillion is a pleasant leading man, he proofs he can carry a movie. Chiwetel Ejiofor is the most interesting in the film. The rest of the characters all add something, but they lack depth.
The film has a somewhat improbable ending, that is not consistent with the tone of the rest of the movie. It’s all been done a bit to perfect, to lead everything into a satisfying ending.
“Serenity” is not a masterpiece, but it’s definitely a movie you should watch. Especially as a sci-fi fan. I highly enjoyed it.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

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