I saw Serenity last night at the Edinburgh Film Festival (in a packed cinema full of Buffy/Firefly fans).
Having never seen an episode of Firefly, I wasn't really sure what to expect, and to be honest, I was preparing myself to be a little dissapointed.
No worries here though. I'm glad to say my first taste of the Firefly universe was a wholly positive one.
The first shot of the interior of the ship takes us on a little tour (one of those neverending steadycam shots) which introduces us to each of the crew by means of snappy little dialogue exchanges between the captain and said crewmember. All great stuff that manages to sum up each character in Joss Whedon style little 10 second bursts.
I'll write a better review when I have more time, but this movie deserves to be a success, and I hope the marketing bods get it right and encourage folk to go see it in in their droves! (though i'm not sure how they're gonna sell it with no big name stars)
well i'm going to see it this Sunday....and i never go to see films in the first week ...i never got a chance to see firefly as i didnt have sky...so i'm looking forwrd to seeing it i've heard so many good reviews in the last few weeks...and advertising seems to have kicked off big style for it
Posted: 13:02 Oct 04 2005
Sydney You can lead the whore to culture but you can't make her think!
I saw the trailer on tv yesterday. looks good
Posted: 14:01 Oct 04 2005
CJL Don't be sad, don't be blue, Scotland can win in '82 (earliest childhood quote)
Serenity is getting it's UK premiere tonight.
"See director Joss Whedon and the stars of the film arrive at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, from 18:15).
It's on general release this Friday.
Shame, I haven't seen any publicity for it at all. Looks like it'll be in and out of the cinema in a week!
Posted: 16:06 Oct 05 2005
PictureOfFlowers "When things are at their darkest, it's a brave man that can kick back and party." - Lt. Tuck Pendleton, Innerspace
Joss Whedon, Nathan Filion and Summer Glau are also doing a signing at HMV on London's Oxford Street tomorrow lunchtime. If I wasn't working I'd be tempted to go along.
As for publicity there's posters plastered all over the tube and I've seen the trailer on TV a few times...
Posted: 20:16 Oct 05 2005
Vinnie Just because you don't beleive in something, doesn't mean it's not true.
I've been seeing the Trailer on TV for the past few weeks.
Anyway I finish at 1pm today so going to see it this afternoon, cinema is normally empty then
i saw it, i saw it.....FANTASTIC...loved every moment...eyes glued to screen..forgot to even eat my picnmix ....my partner went with me and he enjoyed it so much..that he's looking around for the firefly dvd's had everything you could want in a movie..laughter/tears...shocks...hope...dialogue...great fight scene's...scarey bad guy..good plotlines....everything was covered....