Serenity - The Firefly Movie
I got to see the new movie Serenity Tuesday night. It's good. It's I'm-going-to-start-going-to-movies-again good.
Normally, I don't go to movies. I decided to go to this one because my son is a big Firefly fan and I knew it would mean a lot to him. I really wasn't expecting to like it that much since I'm not a fan and I haven't even watch a whole episode of it. (My son has the DVDs and watches the reruns on the Sci-Fi channel.)
I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. Watching it reminded me of the watching the original Star Wars movie back in the '70s. It's a good story and it's well told.
My son, who does see a lot of movies, thought it was the best one he had seen in at least a year, maybe two. He wants to go again this weekend and will probably see it a third time in a couple of weeks.
There are a couple of scenes that could have been difficult (too gory) for the weak-stomached to watch. Instead of focusing on the gore itself, the director focuses on the reactions of the characters who have to witness it. It gets the point across without grossing out the audience.
I give it 2 thumbs up. I would give it more, but God only gave me two thumbs.