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Serenity offers perfect proof that Firefly deserved a better fate than premature TV cancellation. Joss Whedon`s acclaimed sci-fi Western hybrid series was ideally suited (in Browncoats, of course) for a big-screen conversion, and this action-packed adventure allows Whedon to fill in the Firefly backstory, especially the history and mystery of the spaceship Serenity`s volatile and traumatized stowaway, River Tam (Summer Glau). Her lethal skills as a programmed "weapon" makes her a coveted prize for the power-hungry planetary Alliance, represented here by an Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who`ll stop at nothing to retrieve River from Serenity`s protective crew. We still get all the quip-filled dialogue and ass-kicking action that we`ve come to expect from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Whedon goes a talented step further here, blessing his established ensemble cast with a more fully-developed dynamic of endearing relationships. Serenity`s cast is led with well-balanced depth and humor by Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal Reynolds, whose maverick spirit is matched by his devotion to crewmates Wash (Alan Tudyk), Zoe (Gina Torres), fun-loving fighter Jayne (Adam Baldwin), engineer Kaylee (Jewel Staite), doctor Simon (Sean Maher), and Mal`s former flame Inara (Morena Baccarin), who plays a pivotal role in Whedon`s briskly-paced plot. As many critics agreed, Serenity offered all the fun and breezy excitement that was missing from George Lucas`s latter-day Star Wars epics, and Whedon leaves an opening for a continuing franchise that never feels cheap or commercially opportunistic. With the mega-corporate mysteries of Blue Sun yet to be explored, it`s a safe bet we haven`t seen the last of the good ship Serenity. SERENITY WIDESCREEN EDITION DVD MOVIE SALE
- Don`t know what Serenity is? Check out the entire first (and only) season of it. It`s quite a highly rated series and it`s a shame it wasn`t given the attention it deserved. FIREFLY THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD SALE