Written November 14, 2015
Being a follow-up to the cult hit series, I wasn't expecting all that much from this movie. Normally, films like these never happen so I guess it must of been some kind of miracle for Firefly fans. I wasn't as obsessed with the TV series like everyone else, but holy hell, this movie was fantastic. I thought Firefly was solid, but Serenity is like the series finale people wish they got. I can't remember a movie that got me so involved after coming off of a so little TV show. I gasped, got choked up, and even uttered "holy sh*t" at a certain point, but at the same time it captures the essence of the original TV series while having plenty of laughs & memorable moments. I'm so glad I was able to this in the theater, but I don't know why I was the only one who clapped when the movie ended. It was the perfect ending for the Firefly series.
Written November 18, 2014
You can't take the sky from me.
Written September 18, 2007
Written December 30, 2010
Yes, this movie is better if you have seen the DVD's of the fox TV show "Firefly" season one which inspired the movie. Once you have seen the short TV season the show moves from really good to Great because you understand the backstory better. Even without that backstory this is a fun film that should have done much better at the box office. The DVD sales are still going strong - the movie was just released on Blue-ray and the TV series can still be found at larger stores. If you have not seen this - buy it and watch it - you'll find to holds up to repeated views. I still pull it out every 6-9 months and watch it again. That is rare for any film.