Serenity

  • 15
  • Joss Whedon (2005)
  • US
  • 114 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

The sci-fi television series Firefly was cancelled mid-run in 2002, but acquired such a fervent cult following that writer/director Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was able to revive it for the big screen. Nathan Fillion reprises his role as Captain Mal Reynolds, commander of the spaceship Serenity and a maverick adventurer in the tradition of Han Solo. After fighting on the losing side in a sort of inter-planetary civil war, he now ekes out a living in the galactic equivalent of the Wild West, displaying little regard for the law while remaining true to his own values. The action begins when doctor Simon (Sean Maher) rescues his sister River (Summer Glau) from a top-secret Alliance base, where the authorities have been trying to exploit her psychic powers. The film boasts all the thrills and excitement of the early Star Wars movies, while making some incisive points about governments that want to impose their views on everyone - no matter what the cost.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi action adventure from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring Nathan Fillion. A maverick space captain and his crew of mercenaries find themselves targeted by the totalitarian Alliance when they allow a mysterious female passenger to take refuge on their spaceship.

Cast and crew

Cast

Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Nathan Fillion
Wash
Alan Tudyk
Jayne
Adam Baldwin
River
Summer Glau
The Operative
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Zoe
Gina Torres
Inara
Morena Baccarin
Kaylee
Jewel Staite
Mr Universe
David Krumholtz
Simon
Sean Maher
Shepherd Book
Ron Glass

Crew

Director
Joss Whedon

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Oct 2005
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama