Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Even if you have not watched a single episode of "Firefly," go see this movie.

If you are even mildly interested in writing of any kind, go see the first three or four minutes of this movie. It dispenses all of the information we need to know without needing to resort to a crawl or pages of text. If there is any justice in the world, Joss Whedon will be nominated for a double-wide buttload of writing awards based on just the first few minutes. I mean, they should teach this in screenwriting classes. (They should skip Mal's initial scene with Simon...that kind of clunked along. But River's intro and the rescue scene were awesome, as was the intro to the Parliament's operative.)

The story and plot are utterly gripping. It's space opera taken to levels it's never been taken to. It's not cerebral by any means, don't get me wrong; don't go looking for "2001" or "Blade Runner" or the Russian "Solaris." What it is is a good, solid science-fiction movie, with great action sequences, great acting, great writing.

If you're a "Buffy" fan, be sure to watch for the visual quote.


  • I figured out that you can actually interpret this movie as being about Joss Whedon's quest to get the movie made. I mean, going to "Mr. Universe," aka Universal Studios, to "get the message out"? I can't say too much more without spoilers.

    By Blogger Robert, at 8:27 AM  

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