Crew members (Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk) aboard a transport vessel get caught in a deadly conflict in the wake of a galactic war.
" Most of Serenity is talk, and thankfully, it is pretty great. "
" Serenity isn't about effects. It's about narrative and characters, and it does a solid job in both areas. "
" Fans get priority seating on the ride, but there's plenty of room for rookies to clamber aboard. "
" A boisterous, semi-comic action thriller. "
" Part of the kick to Serenity is watching the filmmaker expertly play with moods as he hyphenates the western and sci-fi genres. "
" Whedon knows that he's blazing down a well-worn trail, but he addresses that by deftly adding elements of humor, action, romance and horror and continually confounding audience expectations. "
" Serenity is so like TV that it ought to come with a clicker so we can switch over to the next movie at the multiplex. "
" The movie runs on the fuel of sly intelligence, not to mention a healthy skepticism about mankind's ability to achieve anything that might be called progress. "
" Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten. "
" If you want to take a trip to the stars, this is the rocket to ride. "
" Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen. "
" As always, Whedon's sci-fi fantasies smartly parallel the serious issues we're grappling with here on Earth, while his protagonists remain mordantly funny in the face of utter disaster. "
" The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun. "
" Half a millennium after Neil Armstrong's one small step for mankind and we're back in the saddle again. "
" This genre picture is still a thrillingly original science fiction creation. "
" It has a great sense of humor about it, an attractive cast and it's just a lot of fun. "
" It would make a cute TV show. "
" I mean Serenity no disrespect when I say it's enjoyably junky. "
" A lot more sweaty fun than the last three overhyped, sterile, for-dorks-only Star Wars cartoons. "
" The best summer thrill ride since Batman Begins, Serenity roars in a late but mighty welcome considering this year's sub-fun slate. "
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