Serenity (2005)


Movie Review

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

In the 26th century, the universe is a very different place.  Mankind lives in another galaxy.  In this futuristic world, most planets are controlled by an authoritarian government known as the Alliance.  Vigilante justice rules the rest of the universe.  River (Summer Glau) is a psychic who somehow ends up in a room with key Alliance officials and learns some critical government secrets.  She’s in a lab being held by Alliance scientists.  With the help of her brother Simon (Sean Maher), she escapes the Alliance facilities and boards the rebel transport ship Serenity.  Pursued by the Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) must lead River, Simon, and his rogue crew to safety. 

Before he solved murders as fictional writer Richard Castle, Nathan Fillion starred in Firefly, a show that was gone too soon.  Serenity gives fans one last taste of a great show that ended prematurely.  In this action-packed flick full of dazzling special effects, the most important asset is the story.  The film is driven by a good story with well-developed characters.  Serenity is a cult classic in the making.  Relive the magic of this fun television series on the big screen when you get a chance.  Both the show and the film are rare gems.



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