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  • Michael Krakovskiy 4:58 pm on July 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brett Matthews, , Firefly media franchise, Joss Whedon, Laura Martin, , , , Serenity: Those Left Behind   

    Serenity 3 of 3 Comic by brett matthews joss whedon and laura martin Will conrad (Serenity # 3) 

    Cover to Serenity 3

  • Michael Krakovskiy 10:03 am on October 24, 2005 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bounty hunter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Done the Impossible, , , , , Joss Whedon, Jubal Early, Malcolm Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Reaver, Roger Dodger, , , Shepherd Book   

    Serenity Now! 

    I finally went to see Serenity. Being a not-very-rabid-yet-somewhat-enthusiastic fan of Firefly, I had pretty good expectations of this movie. I was not disappointed – the movie indeed was pretty good. My gripes can be best presented in the following bullet points (if I had the time, I would have created a powerpoint deck for you):

    • No blue-handed men (“Two By Two, Hands of Blue”) or any explanation as to why their hands were blue. And mighty Google brings back hilarious, but most unsatisfying results
    • “The operative” is not bounty hunter Jubal Early, but instead what seems like a one-dimensional character based on the early notes for Jubal Early.
    • I don’t like the explanation of the nature of Reavers.
    • The soundtrack was worse than in the TV Series

    Meanwhile, it seemed to me that I’ve seen Morena Baccarin, the actress who plays Inara, somewhere else. I was not mistaken – she had a bit role in a movie that I like very much, Roger Dodger. There she is, Cosmo in hand, next to the boss she has a crush on, right after talking to Roger:

    I got to give her credit – so 2 out of 4 movies Morena took a part in are really good. I have half the mind to pick up the other two, to see maybe if they are good too.

    By the way, I never really understood what’s so great about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It always seemed like a cheesy show with wooden acting, but then again, I never watched an entire episode or learned the backstory. I guess I’ll have to rent the first season DVDs and see if it’s any good.

    Shiny stuff:

    Serenity comic book prequel – a bit of filler between the TV series and the movie:

    Original TV series soundtrack. It’s on pre-order still, but at least it’s happening.

    “Finding Serenity : Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon’s Firefly” contains rants about “Firefly” from various pundits, including an inflammatory (and labeled by some as “male-chauvinistic”) article about the role of women in sci-fi by John C. Wright (as much as I like his science fiction and hate his fantasy, I have to say that he’s full of it).

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