Serenity - Damn Good Film

After the Linux expo at Olympia (more to come on this later) I made a manic dash across London to the only cinema I knew of that was showing early previews of Joss Whedons Serenity. I managed to get there just as the adverts finished and settled in for a very long awaited couple of hours. And I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m not going to give anything away but the film is very good, not mind blowing like some of the early reviews have claimed but it’s the best written Sci-Fi I’ve seen in a long time. The one liners were typical Whedon, the emotional scenes are both incredibly strong in some cases and in others great examples of how people focus and carry on.

Things I didn’t like (no spoilers! Honest!) included a change in the back story to make the film flow better, not enough Inara and not enough Book. Although with an ensemble this big not everyone was going to get enough screen time. Chiwetel Ejiofor (an East London lad) made a good bad guy, although not up to Juble Early standards, and the pacing felt right.

My score? Well it’s been a while since I’ve been this pulled in by a film. 8/10 and this won’t be the last time I see it.