I was at the advanced screening of Serenity last night in KC.
Spoiler-free review: WOW.
The entire time I was in the theatre, all I kept coming back to was the difference between what I was experiencing, and what I experienced during “Episode III”.
In this film, I actually *cared* about the characters, and what was happening.
I hope it does really well….but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll do my best to evangelize, but as Joss Whedon said in his special filmed intro (which MUST end up on the DVD…it’s way too good): This film has no stars, no huge budget, and no easily-communicated central dramatic premise. It’s a hard sell to Joe Random Moviegoer. “Chinese Space Western” doesn’t make a lot of sense to some folks, apparently. :)
Friday Music coming in a few hours. Right now, I’m off to grumble about being awake.
3 Replies to “Serenity”
I believe my spoiler free review(and the review of the 13 year old that gave the review with me at the same time without talking to each other) went as followed:
Yes, that is an excellent review. :)
k, thx, now give me your l33t camcorder recording of it now plz.
It’s not coming out until September, please give me some cheese with my whine that you’ve gotten to see it.
Was there anything missing, or is this just ‘pray the audience like it and we don’t need to re-shoot anything’?
The film was complete, apart from a score (they used placeholders) and some post-production work (like film grading, the quality from scene to scene varied).
I think the main purpose, as stated by Whedon during his special filmed intro, was to get the Browncoats excited, and evangelizing on behalf of the film, to spread word-of-mouth.