September 27, 2005

Serenity Review

Well, I just got back from the sneak preview of Serenity! Great movie. And I'm not just saying that so I get more free stuff (My email is vze3jcj8-at-verizon-dot-net.) It really was an enjoyable movie.

Now I'm not going to give any spoilers here. The movie doesn't officially open til Friday. So nothing on the plot, who lives or dies (if any), or who ends up with whom at the end.

But I will say that I liked the dialogue. The plot was pretty good. The movie started out a little confusing, but that was just a plot device, and not bad directing or writing. I liked the feel of the old-west set in space. The dialect of most of the characters gave it just enough of a different feel. But not so much that you couldn't understand them all the time. There was an unknown language that they spoke once in a while, but while it was unexplained, it did not take anything away from the movie.

I especially liked the space flight portions for finally getting one thing right that is usually done wrong. The space-ships didn't act like fighter planes. Just because one of them turned to the left didn't mean it moved left. In space, inertia is everything. (Of course, you could still hear the explosions, but without them, what would the sound-effect guys get to do?)

All in all, I'd say that it was a movie worth actually buying a ticket for. It may be one of the few movies this fall that is. You never know...

(P.S. They showed a preview for one movie before show time. DOOM. Looks pretty cool, but I'm not entirely sure I'm ready for a first person shooter movie. But it could be interesting.)

(P.P.S. I was a little dissapointed about one thing though. They said you couldn't bring camera phones, or recording devices into the theater. I left my phone in the car, but no one frisked me or anything. They didn't even ask if I had one or not! I was really looking foreward to the frisking... but on second thought, I bet it wouldn't have been that cute girl collecting the passes who'd have done it. So I guess I was better off the way things actually happened. Or didn't as the case was.)

Posted by GEBIV at September 27, 2005 10:04 PM | TrackBack

The strange language is Chinese. In the series, the two main groups that did the evacuating to the new solar system were the US and China.

And most of the spaceflight was silent, the huge battle was "arguably in an atmosphere of sorts." Which is an excuse, but it kinda makes sense and the battle kind of needed the noise.

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