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Serenity

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Joss Whedon
  • 114 mins
  • 15

Summary

Sci-fi action adventure from the director of Avengers Assemble, 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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 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.

Credits

Cast

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Captain Malcolm "Mal" ReynoldsNathan Fillion
WashAlan Tudyk
JayneAdam Baldwin
RiverSummer Glau
The OperativeChiwetel Ejiofor
ZoeGina Torres
InaraMorena Baccarin
KayleeJewel Staite
Mr UniverseDavid Krumholtz
SimonSean Maher
Shepherd BookRon Glass

Crew

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DirectorJoss Whedon

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2005-10-07
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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