Firstly, Serenity is really a top notch movie. Sure it has a healthy dose of special effects and fancy fight scenes, but what really made the movie for me was the writing. Watching and listening to it you got the whole range of emotions: fear, anger, duty, nobility, humor, but they were interleaved in such a way that you actually felt like you were looking at the story of real people… not an overacted (and underwritten) space opera as some pieces turn out to be.

Now some people aren’t fans of Capt. Mal’s style

Capt. MalDo you want to run the ship?
JayneYeah. I do!
Capt. MalWell……. you can’t.

No, it’s not the most eloquent thing ever said. But people don’t always say the wittiest thing possible (it’s hard to bring your millions of typewriter monkies…..err, writers with you everywhere so you always have the snappy retort). And part of what made the movie just terrific for me…….

But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can read what Orson Scott Card has to say about it as well, he’s a bit better of a writer than I am. Link

‘Those of you who know my work at all know about Ender’s Game. I jealously protected the movie rights to Ender’s Game so that it would not be filmed until it could be done right … I’ll tell you this right now: If Ender’s Game can’t be this kind of movie, and this good a movie, then I want it never to be made.’

Orson Scott Card

So, um, go see the movie now.

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