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(Review) Serenity

I saw Serenity this evening with Mr and mrsdominic, hareb_sarap, dredd_bob and Fabio thanks to Empire Magazine and VUE Cinema's teaming up to lay on a series of previews up and down the land. It was supposed to be a 'surprise' preview but a little investigation pretty much confirmed it was going to be Serenity that was shown.

I was glad with the mix of people who managed to make it as Mr and mrsdominic have not seen the TV series (Firefly) but the rest of us had (or in the case of Fabio had two episodes left to watch). I wanted to see how non-Firefly fans reacted to the film as well as how fans of the show did.

I won't say much about the actual film itself as it's not on general release and I don't want to spoil things for those who haven't seen it yet. I will say however that I really enjoyed the film and although some of the acting wasn't top notch in places the plot, most of the script, the special effects and the Reavers where on the whole fantastic. There are definetly a few surprises in there for people and I'm sure fans and non-believers alike will really like it.

General concensus from our little group was that it was a great Sci-Fi film and I think I'm right in saying that the average rating was probably 8.5-9/10. Dom has already bagged my copy of Firefly to watch when he comes over on Wednesday :p

Even if they don't make a sequel I think the film continues the spirit of the series pretty well, whilst leaving a number of loose ends to take it further if the 'powers that be' see fit.

I'll certainly be picking up the RPG when it hits the shop on Wednesday and will be heading down to the cinema again when the film hits general release in a few weeks time.

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n3dst4
Sep. 19th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Words cannot describe how jealous of you I am :) Looks like I'll have to wait until I'm in the UK in November, because nowhere in the Channel Islands is running it. And count me in for a copy of the RPG (even it's crap). Hope you've got enough coming in.
angusabranson
Sep. 19th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
I can't rememebr when it's officially released in the UK but I think it's early November. Hopefully a cinema over there will pick it up when it's on general release - even if only for a week - allowing you to catch it.

We've got plenty of copies of Serenity RPG coming in, but I am expecting it to this weeks best seller and on the strength of our order I know the UK suppliers have placed a restock in with the publishers so I have a feeling that if we sell out it might be a couple of weeks before a new shipment arrives in.

I'll be sticking it up on our website tomorrow afternoon, just in case you want to get in early :p
felineparadox
Sep. 19th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
Saw it tonight as well, nice little film. What's amusing is our fading suns group is pretty much the crew of serenity transposed to FS (playing a jane like character. with an axe)
angusabranson
Sep. 19th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Chronicles of Riddick reminded me very heavily of Fading Suns.

Firefly/Serenity actually made me WANT to play more of a sci-fi game. Apart from Fading Suns I've never really been much of a fan of sci-fi games (cyberpunk/dark future games yeah, sci-fi no) so it was odd watching Firefly and thinking about Traveller/Gurps Space/etc :p
(Anonymous)
Sep. 20th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
Channel Islands viewings
Never mind previews - can you see the Mallard cinema showing this at all???
kit_hartford
Sep. 20th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
Grr. Rub it in why doncha. I didn't hear about the Empire promo until someone posted about it on their blog on Tuesday or Wednesday, by which point it was too late to get tickets :(
angusabranson
Sep. 20th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
To rub it in even further. There were still plenty of tickets available for the screening at the box office. The girl actually asked if I wanted any more when I checked in! (ducks and runs for cover...)
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