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FireflyIGN Filmforce proclaims Serenity their September Movie of the Month
Wednesday 5 October 2005, by Webmaster
Movie of the Month
October 3, 2005 - It may not have been a blockbuster at the box office, but we don’t care! We loved Serenity enough to name it our Movie of the Month for September (it just barely made the Friday deadline).
Who cares if it only brought in around $10 million? We’ve got a feeling the sci-fi flick will benefit from positive word-of-mouth in the coming weeks. And we’re also pretty sure it’ll make mad bank on DVD!
The masses might not have discovered it yet, but fans of Whedon’s ill-fated television series Firefly seem really pleased, and for good reason...
In our 4 1/2 star review of Serenity, Spence D. says, "Films like Spielberg’s recent War of the Worlds may be wallowing in top-of-the-line, jaw-dropping special effects, something which Serenity is rather light on. But that doesn’t really matter. Here the writing and characters and pacing are so great that you don’t mind the lack of eye candy. In short, this is easily the best genre film of 2005."
Serenity centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family — squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. When Mal takes on two new passengers — a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister — he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.