Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Following his successes with "Buffy" and "Angel", in 2003 Joss Whedon made a television series "Firefly". This was a sci-fi / western series about a spaceship, "Firefly", owned and captained by Mal, the Nathan Fillion character. A second series was not commissioned but the producers thought there was sufficient interest for a feature film, "Serenity", released in 2005.
We have both the tv series and the film on dvd, but this was the first time we had seen the film on a cinema screen. We just loved it, for us this is a 5-star film. Seeing a film on a big screen really does make a big difference to the film experience. It also gives the nerds a chance to dress up, in this case half a dozen came as a group wearing hand knitted, sort of Peruvian headwarmers, in orange and yellow and brown, as the crew's gun-obsessed muscle Jayne (Adam Baldwin) receives one in a package from his mother.
A great night out.