Serenity (2005) – 4/5

Serenity (2005)

I really liked the series (last post) and enjoyed the movie too. I think the movie was a great extension of the series: similar, but bigger, answers, but not too much ‘ending.’ I hope there’s more movies, but I don’t feel there necessarily has to be… but it wd be nice.

I’m watching the commentary by writer/director Joss Whedon now which tells me that I’m really enjoying the story behind the story. There’s a lot here for a sci-fi fan and just someone who enjoys a good success based on a long-shot story.


I really don’t try hard to find faults in this movie, but when Mal first shoots the Operative, he sd have done more to get rid of him. They don’t say this, but I have to wonder if he didn’t want him dead for some reason. The second time he has a chance at him, he doesn’t take it again. I was disappointed in that, but I think he wanted him to follow so that he wd see the video.

They don’t explain that and I’m not sure if I’m right or not. If I’m right, they’re probably giving the audience too much credit to figure that out. I’m surprised I did – I’m sure I wdn’t have if I didn’t try since I was bothered by Mal leaving him basically unharmed. So much of this story has been well done that I assumed this was too so that’s my explination.

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