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    Serenity (no spoilers)

    my wife and I are big fans of the TV series and we just got back from the movie. We really really liked it, no complaints what so ever. They did a good job of reintroducing the characters to folks who are unfamiliar without boring those of us who knew them already.

    hopefully, ticket sales will be high enough to allow a second movie or maybe even return the tv series for a new season.
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    I just saw it last night (for the second time, I also saw one of the screenings over the summer). I love that movie. I've never seen a movie that affected me like that emotionally. What a roller coaster.

    Looks like it's getting pretty good reviews. It only has to make 80 million for there to be a sequel.
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    I really don't normally gush about movies, but this may seriously be one of the greatest god damn movies of my life.
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    Lol again posted after redfive, but again, i agree, amazing movie all around. Really affected me.
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    I just saw it for the second time tonight, with my boss. Heh, what a crit-fest it was after the movie. I loved the series, and I loved the movie, aside from a couple of things. I only had a couple of issues with the story; the rest lay with execution of some of the sets as well as VFX stuff. Apparently the transition from TV to film created a bit of friction between Joss Whedon and the crew. In fact, Warren Manser ended up leaving in frustration, I hear. I heard that Joss kept trying to run the production like a TV show, and the staff had some problems with that. It can really be seen in some of the ways certain sets were constructed, and continuity from VFX to props/sets. There are a lot of left over props from previous movies and regular Home Depot brand building materials easily identified in the sets. I was also pissed that most of the spaceship effects were done in CG and not models... however I'm a purist, and I understand the financial allure of doing things on the cheap. But some parts really looked as though they were working with TV sized budget, while they were in fact working with $20 million.

    My boss and I were a tad aghast considering we achieved similar quality in terms of sets for the TV stuff we've done, but with a fraction of that budget. We'd kill for a $20 million wad behind us and didn't see why certain designed and constructed elements didn't surpass TV quality execution. Apparently Universal had planned to allot $40 million, but Joss offered to do the project for $20 million if he was allowed to do whatever the hell he wanted without studio interference.

    This is all nitpicking though. I really enjoyed the movie and really hope it spawns sequels or a revival of the show.
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    i've never heard of the movie and the series before, but you guys seemed to give it high praises. So what makes this good aside from all the sci-fi action? I just saw the trailer and I must say the CGI bits look refreshing! Hope this one comes to my country soon!
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    I'd read about the series but never seen it. A friend of mine convinced me to go to a one time viewing they had last week. Pretty good. Just like Joss Whedon to keep his shows corny and cool at the same time. The space scenes mixed with that accoustic soundtrack reminded me of cowboy bebop. The whole thing had a nice ring to it, which is hard to get with american movies these days. Well worth my money.
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    I'm not a fan of Joss' body of work, but I adore Firefly/Serenity. It is definately one of the best scifi shows/movies to date. Some months ago when I was showing the trailer to a friend at the school lab, two other students walked across the room to watch it though they knew nothing of the series. They were stoked and thought it looked awesome. Here in my city the movie opened in a small theatre, but by the 4PM showing, the manager of the theatre asked the crowd if they'd rather move to the only big theatre because they were filling up the small one.

    If you've never seen the series before, you can still utterly enjoy this film. Take a gander at Trailer #2 at serenitymovie.com and see if your interest isn't peaked.

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    Saw this today and totally loved it. I didn't watch the series, but I was interested in it. I just never knew when it was on.

    Definitely recommended.



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    The thing is, even people who don't like sci fi seem to enjoy it because it's not like a sci fi movie, it's normal people trying to get by and they happen to live in a world where there are spaceships and stuff.
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    I just got back from seeing it. I really liked it. I have never seen the series, but now i plan on watching it. Hopefully the movie does well, I would like to see more.
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    i like the series and the movie but us much as i did i really dont want to see a sequel to the movie or another series, felt the movie brought it to a acceptable end
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    Great movie. I am another who never watched the show (I really have no idea why I didn't... I love Sci-Fi and Firefly is definately right up my alley... it just passed me by when it aired I guess, plus I think it got canned with a quickness. Thanks Fox), but after seeing this movie I'm an instant fan. I'll definately be picking up the series on DVD.
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