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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:01 PM
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Joss Whedon's Serenity is a big middle finger to FOX and Murdoch.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:10 PM by Melodybe
Loved Buffy, loved Angel, never really got to watch more than a few episodes of Firefly. At the time, I was so mad at Joss for completely dicking over all the fans that wanted Spike and Buffy to live happily ever after, that I refused to let him toy with my emotions by investing in his new show.

So while I did enjoy the episodes I saw of Firefly, I purposely didn't watch it cause of the anger.

But since all of my friends and 2 of my brothers psychtically loved Firefly now I'm going to see it's big screen debut Serenity on Saturday. I was kinda excited for them, fans of firefly know that if Serenity makes enough money in theaters then apparently it will picked up on television again.

But as for me personally I didn't really care.

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this review of the movie

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0539,singer,68229,20.h...

Apparently Joss is taking us 500 years into the future with a Big Brother type bad guy and a group of outlaws trying to get a video of truth shown throughout the galaxy that will wake up those in a 1984 haze.

As this review says it is a big fat middle finger to FOX, who canceled Firefly after purposely bungling the order of the episodes and moving around the night that the show aired.

If you watched Buffy and Angel then you already know that Joss thinks that Murdoch is evil, in Angel there were a few nice quips about how Newsmax worked for satan. Just watching the shows gives you an idea of Joss' politics, the first healthy lesbian relationship on TV for starters. Joss also had a nice conference call with fans about how they should vote for Kerry last year.

So even though my heart will forever be broken about Spike and Buffy, I think that maybe I should forgive Whedon. Serenity seems like a good start. I'm now actually looking forward to seeing the movie this weekend, I love distopia movies. I think that America is in dire need of seeing those stories that warn us of why we really, really don't want to let the fascists take over.

So since I have done nothing but poo poo Joss for the last few years, I felt that since he decided to rock again and make a movie that might mean something, it was my obligation to gvie credit where credit is due and tell everyone to check out Serenity.

here is a link to the trailer:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/trailers.php

and here are some reviews from rotten tomatoes:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:04 PM
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1. Cool!
Thanks for the info. :D
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM
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2. kick
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:27 PM
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3. Joss Acklund's spunky backpack?
:shrug:
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