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Serenity (2005)

Director:
Joss Wheadon
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Fantasy/Adventure/
Science Fiction
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Serenity
RUNNING TIME
119 minutes
Producer:
Barry Mendel
Screenwriter:
Joss Wheadon


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mal Nathan Fillion
Zoe Gina Torres
Wash Alan Tudyk
Inara Morena Baccarin
Jayne Adam Baldwin
Kaylee Jewel Staite
Simon Sean Maher
River Summer Glau
Shepherd Book Ron Glass

 

Review

The world presented is comprehensive and detailed, making Joss Wheadon's feature film debut a weighty and rich portrait at the intersection of fantasy and science fiction (although the film is in spirit more related to the former). Stylistically and thematically, Serenity is ambitious but only moderately inventive; we're given well-choreographed action and adventure in a world where The Matrix meets the western genre and embarks on an intergalactic roadtrip. Enjoyable at its best, but Wheadon can't refrain from being only slightly less pulpy and unscrupulously geeky than he was in his previous tv-series.

Copyright 11.4.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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