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FireflyFirefly - "Serenity" Movie - Timesonline.co.uk Review
Sunday 19 February 2006, by Webmaster
Movie : 4 out of 5 stars
Whedon’s poignant, cheeky space western was adapted from Firefly, a cancelled television series that - as its garrulous creator notes in the DVD extras - “hardly anyone saw”.
Whedon’s attempts to resuscitate his baby reached desperation point - he remembers commenting to a colleague: “At what point does this stop being CPR and start becoming necrophilia?” But, on the back of prodigious DVD sales, Firefly was reborn as Serenity, a film that combined the tropes of Star Wars, Star Trek and Alien with the witty, humanistic dialogue of Whedon’s own Buffy and Angel. Let this be a lesson to you, George Lucas: in science- fiction cinema, it is quite possible for the writing to be as lively as the visuals.
DVD extras : 4 out of 5 stars
Commentary by Whedon, four documentaries, deleted scenes, outtakes