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    GateWorld Serenity: Post-Movie Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I just saw the movie and it was awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elitenova
    I just saw the movie and it was awesome

    We just got back from seeing it too and I agree, it was awesome. Well worth the money!

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    I hope they bring back the television series on SCIFI

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    Just to let you know, there is a thread for people who have seen the film, in the Firefly sub-forum. Come by and say hi sometime

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    Serenity (2005) Discussion Thread *Contains All Manner of Spoilers*

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    I loved the movie so much I'm going to see it again tomorrow. And then maybe later this weekend.

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    River Tam - "I swallowed a bug."

    Freaking awesome. Reminded me of:

    Charlie Brown - "Good Grief!"

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    It was great, and I heard it was second last week I hope that continues awhile
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    Serenity was absolutely brilliant... I never caught the series, but now its playin on Foxtel and I'll have to make sure to catch it.

    Supposedly it's the entire series condensed... very well done IMO, I hope the series Firefly is just as good and I'm sure it is, thou of course the budget won't be all there.

    It's a shame too that so few episodes were made and the series wasn't allowed to continue, the actors seemed capable enough and the premise, locations, storyline and characters all seemed promising for a bit more longevity.

    Jewel Staite's character in the movie/series, Kaylee, has to be the sexiest intersteller engineer on a merc spaceship I've EVER seen!

    Does anyone have any pics of her they would like to share with me, or can someone throw me towards some hot pics of that delicious woman? Jewel Staite, very approachable-sexy, very nice...

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    It was a great movie, but it did suffer from being a bit episodic (I guess due to the fact that it's Joss's first movie). Also, it wasn't as funnyas the series! Still funny though... a fantastic ride. But why did they have to kill Wash? He always had the best lines...

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    I disagree; Jaylee had the best lines in the movie ("Hell with this, I wanna live!"). And on the subject...
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain
    Does anyone have any pics of her they would like to share with me, or can someone throw me towards some hot pics of that delicious woman? Jewel Staite, very approachable-sexy, very nice...
    The Jewel Staite Thunk Thread has a few pictures if you like.

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    Default Re: Serenity: Post-Movie Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight
    I disagree; Jaylee had the best lines in the movie ("Hell with this, I wanna live!"). And on the subject...

    The Jewel Staite Thunk Thread has a few pictures if you like.
    Yes, couldn't help but laugh at that one

    Totally understandable too if I was in the Doc's shoes would be the same way Kay was meself

    Thanks for thread link, me a little noobish in this forum will find my feet round here soon enough . Cheers

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    Well, I've been pleasantly surprised to note that it's had almost overwhelming criticial acclaim over here in the UK so far. Every critic I've read is enthusing wildly over it. One saying it's 'the blockbuster movie you've been waiting for all year'. I've also noticed that almost every critic compares Serenity to the final Star Wars movie (sorry forgotten it's name - was never interested) and says it knocks SW into touch in all areas - plot, characters - but most especially in the realm of SFX.

    I was really looking forward to Serenity...until I came into this thread and discovered they killed off Wash. I hadn't expected a character death. I don't like character deaths generally in the SF shows, I watch. So now, to be honest, I'm having second thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albion
    Well, I've been pleasantly surprised to note that it's had almost overwhelming criticial acclaim over here in the UK so far. Every critic I've read is enthusing wildly over it. One saying it's 'the blockbuster movie you've been waiting for all year'. I've also noticed that almost every critic compares Serenity to the final Star Wars movie (sorry forgotten it's name - was never interested) and says it knocks SW into touch in all areas - plot, characters - but most especially in the realm of SFX.

    I was really looking forward to Serenity...until I came into this thread and discovered they killed off Wash. I hadn't expected a character death. I don't like character deaths generally in the SF shows, I watch. So now, to be honest, I'm having second thoughts.

    Albion
    Well first off I gotta say this... if you haven't seen Serenity, WHY ARE YOU HERE?!?

    The Star Wars movie was Revenge of the Sith... I enjoyed that, but Serenity had much more of an interesting idea and was ten million times more easy to take in believability than SW will ever be

    Now, on to your point about Wash and the unfortunate (you should NOT have read this! ) death that he suffered - they did it well, it is at a climactic point in the movie and really adds to the 'holy cow are they gonna get their butts out of THIS one?' feel of the moment.

    As a scifi fan who also does not, as a rule, appreciate character deaths - but DOES if they further story plot in a meaningful way - and NOT as a viewer of the series Firefly, I was able to view this pretty objectively and saw that it was a good thing for the movie. It really flowed well with the action of the moment, and the characters were able to react well in each their different way to the death of a key member of their clearly close-knit unit.

    Impressively done character death, so don't let it throw you from layin down ya cash to see this

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    Just saw Serenity last night with about 50 of my friends from college (we all wanted to go so group booked the pre-release showing), Oh my God incredible must see it again. Those poor B*@$tards who saw it in may - think about it seeing it once and then having to wait till October to see it again


    Wash's death was incredible, After Books death it was like they're OK now no-else is going to die right? And then how suddenly he died and Zoe went all deathwishy and then in the hallway where they were all getting injured - there was a real risk of them dieing, Zoe's suicide walk to the door, Kaylee getting tranqed, Simon's wound and then River running into the Reavers

    The battle above Mr. Incredible's planet was so cool, jaw dropping, makes star wars seem like a kids cartoon in comparison.

    Other random things:
    River kicks ass
    I saw the Reaver thing coming, but masterfully down
    Modifying Serenity - creepy
    Just plain coolness
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    Just got back from seeing Serenity.

    Wash DIED!!! He was my favourite character. Thought he was gonna kill them all of at one point as a final finger to the network cos I dodn't know he wants to make some more movies. It totally ROCKED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albion
    Well, I've been pleasantly surprised to note that it's had almost overwhelming criticial acclaim over here in the UK so far. Every critic I've read is enthusing wildly over it. One saying it's 'the blockbuster movie you've been waiting for all year'. I've also noticed that almost every critic compares Serenity to the final Star Wars movie (sorry forgotten it's name - was never interested) and says it knocks SW into touch in all areas - plot, characters - but most especially in the realm of SFX.
    Return of the Sith was okay... but the dialogue was clunky and the acting between the two leads was bland... it was problematic from start to finish. But Serenity is a terrific film in everyway...

    I was really looking forward to Serenity...until I came into this thread and discovered they killed off Wash. I hadn't expected a character death. I don't like character deaths generally in the SF shows, I watch. So now, to be honest, I'm having second thoughts.

    Albion
    Albion... you didn't...!
    Well, I don't like character deaths as a rule, whether in scifi or in any other genre. But with one fire fight after another... it was inevitable...
    I think it was appropriate in light of the film's dark tone.

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    I just want to say I saw Serenity for the second time today... it's still awesome

    I haven't really watched Firefly, only caught parts before Stargate, but now I really want to just watch every episode

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    I went to see Serenity last night! It was awesome!
    I love the fact you had all the sad parts and the parts that made you jump but all the way through it still had a load of parts that made you laugh.

    I just thought it was brilliant, in terms of showing us the characters again and just the storyline. The whole reavers thing was creepy and reminded me of stephen king type novels.

    I didn't cry at Books death (but then I never really liked him on Firefly) but I was getting teary eye when Wash got stabbed and also when River was crying out about the people on the planet, and speaking all that chinese stuff.

    Just a brilliant film!

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    I just watched the movie again last night...! Great movie..!

    I never really watched the TV series, but the movie passed all expectations..! I only go see a movie more than once if it is really good. This was really good.
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    I never really got into Firefly its first time around. I can't remember why. I have started getting into it more now that it's on SciFi. My wife & I went and saw Serinity last night. I had heard that there was going to be a character death but didn't know who. All I knew was that the person who had mentioned it was mad enough that they said they almost walked out at that point, because it was their favorite character. I thought she was talking about Sheppard when they reached that scene, and couldn't figure out why they were so mad about it. Sheppard's death was done well. He went out fighting but held on long enough to say goodbye. Then I reached the point where Wash died and finally understood why she was so ticked. That's the only part of the movie that I didn't like. Wash's death struck me as really serving not much more purpose than shock value. I understand what Joss Wheadon was trying to do there - dramaticly demonstrate that they weren't out of the woods yet - but there's other ways that that could have been done. Beyond that, I thought everything else about the movie was awesome.
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