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Film Review – Serenity

I forgot to mention a few weeks back we rented out Serenity. I’d watched the first 10 minutes of it on some promotional website ages ago and thought that it was worth a look. Funny how first impressions can be wrong.

Its based on a TV Series called Firefly created by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel). So it was has quirky sense of humour like Joss’s previous work but I felt like I was missing something because I’d not watched the TV Series. It was interesting in its own way, but I thought it had a pretty obvious plot and unlike the vomit inducing fanboy review on IMDB, it certainly did not take me on a ride that there’s no turning back from.

The majority of the crew grated with their cheesiness and the only character I gelled with was The Operative played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Mainly because he was pretty damn evil and had a neat way of killing his opponents.

River acting dumb most of the time was annoying because you just knew at some point she’d turn back into ninja and kick the crap out of everyone. The early scenes of the escape from the research facility and in the bar showed what she was capable of. The film was basically a cat and mouse chase with an oh so obvious ending (they all live happily ever after).

I was sorely disappointed and felt that it was over hyped and under delivered.

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