Saw Serenity for what’s probably going to be the last time at the movies tonight. While DVDs are cool and all, it’s a pity that movies don’t get trotted out at the cinemas again more often.
This time, there was a highly appreciative audience, and larger! (talk about peaking late… word is slow to get around these days). It’s a movie that actually improves on re-watches (apart from a couple of oddly-dodgily sequenced effects shots during the crash (and one during the first landing in a field) – hey Joss, let me check it before release next time, please. Thanks. Good man.)
They say that TV is the future, that people won’t go out to the movies any more. Well, until TV gets pumped into my optic nerve at an equivalent (or more immersive) size than the movies, it’s just not going to blow me away in the same way. Until technology catches the size and detail of a movie screen, the evil-price-gouging-at-the-candy-bar-movies can have my dollars.
I’m sadder than I should be to see Serenity fade away – everyone, and I mean everyone that I’ve suggested/harangued/bullied/kidnapped to go see it has really enjoyed it. Surprisingly much. It’s a pity it wasn’t somehow better marketed among non-geeks. I think its half-life on DVD will be pretty good, especially as Firefly’s DVD audience is still steadily growing. Let’s face it, Everyone Loves Firefly.
If you’ve been putting it off, it might be your last chance. Go see it. You won’t want to sue Joss for your life back.
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