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Review (7/10)
(By Brendan Cullin)

Serenity is the first, and hopefully not last, major motion picture spawned from the cancelled Fox television series, "Firefly". The TV show lasted only one season but developed a loyal and rabid fanbase that has lobbied endlessly for its return. If the box office results are any indication, fans of both Firefly and Serenity are out of luck. And it really is too bad because Serenity is quite an entertaining movie.

The movie tells us the story of a group of rebels in the middle of an intergalactic war with the evil Alliance, which now rules the universe. The rebels have rescued a psychic named River Tam (Summer Glau) from the grips of the Alliance but this rescue mission has put the entire crew of the ship Serenity at risk. They are now being pursued across the galaxy by a ruthless assassin named The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor). It is feared that River Tam has been exposed to sensitive Alliance infomation and she must now be recaptured or eliminated.

Serenity is a movie that features a strong cast, an imaginative story, likeable characters, some witty banter and a good pace. There might have been a small stretch during the movie where I was feeling a bit antsy but the final battle was as good a science-fiction battle as I've seen in recent memory.

I have to admit that I've been guitly of committing the crime of having in my possession for the last year, the "Firefly" DVD box set and only watching twenty minutes of the pilot episode before turning it off and never touching it again. After watching Serenity, I now know that was a mistake. The Firefly series is a science-fiction soap opera that is full of potential. Unfortunately, it looks like the "browncoats" cannot even save it. I hope I am wrong about this too but it really looks like they are going to need a miracle.

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