This little guy is adorable. There’s even a how-to available so you can make one yourself. I think that maybe I’ll give it a shot. If I do make one, I’ll post a side-by-side comparison that you can see how badly I do at sewing projects.
On the plus side, Serenity only got three nasty checkmarks and managed to *not* have the same marks as everyone else. 🙂
Check out your favorites and see how they faired.
|You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and donâ��t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.
Serenity. In theatres September 30, 2005
This is the little fan base that could. When Fox cancelled a show called Firefly after only six out-of-order episodes, who would have dreamed that it would get another chance to shine? In the words of Joss Whedon, “flop TV shows don’t get made into movies.” Well, here’s the deal, the fans spoke up loud and clear. Their united message was “if you keep flying, we’ll keep watching.” (Trust me, I have the patch.) The browncoats petitioned UPN and WB to take up the show. They sent post-cards and flowers and email to SciFi channel. Universal took a gamble. They gave Joss Whedon a budget and let him shoot the movie. The result, one heck of a rocking movie.
“Serenity” is a unique sci-fi movie. There are no aliens. And that’s just the beginning. Set in a future where terraforming has become common-place and settlers have spread among the stars away from Earth-that-was, Serenity follows the exploits of Captain Malcom Renoylds and his not so merry crew of smugglers. Zoe is his second in command from the war and on the ship. Her husband Wash is the piolet. Kaylee is the perky mechanic and Jayne is the resident tough-guy mercenary. Simon and River Tam are their passengers. River is being pursued by the government of this brave new future for information and talents she doesn’t even know she has. But all of that you could pretty much have gotten from the preview.
What you don’t know from the preview is that the dialog is sharp and quick, filled with wonderful turns of phrase and sparkling dark humor. There’s a strong mystery plot that underpins the whole thing and it’s not about the special effects, excellent though they may be, or the fight-scenes as perfect as they are, it’s about the characters and the choices they make along the way. The whole movie is about choice. What is honor? What is right action? When do you choose to fight? When do you walk away? And what is belief? What is a hero?
If you watched the television series, either when it first showed, on a DVD someone loaned you, or the reruns that are on SciFi, then you’ll be happy to know that everything you loved about the show is in the movie. There’s in-jokes for those of us in the know. If you didn’t watch the show (go get it. Netflix offers it…), you can still watch the movie and not feel out of your depth. There is enough information for someone who’s never seen the show to understand what’s happening. And there’s enough familiarity and carried on history to make fans of the show jump for joy.
The Hidden is a sci-fi movie that refers to itself as tongue-in-cheek. It’s very 80’s, filled with all the cliches from cocaine and boom-boxes to strip clubs and fast cars. There’s a alien transfering from body to body on a killing spree. FBI Agent Lloyd Gallagher shows up to find him. He’s working with a police captain (the head of Homicide). Will he suceed in bringing down this killer?
There’s a wonderful feeling under this movie too. It’s full of regrets and family emotion. It’s all about priorities. Family, duty, responsibilities, versus “I want it.” The acting is better than one should expect. And I spent half of the movie spotting actors I knew from other things.
You can get it from Netflix.
Amazon Link: The Hidden