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Firefly the Movie just got greenlighted!!
Topic by: MrMiscreant
Posted: March 3, 2004 - 8:59 PM PST
Last Reply: October 10, 2005 - 8:33 AM PDT

author topic: Firefly the Movie just got greenlighted!!
post #1  on March 3, 2004 - 8:59 PM PST  

If you're asking:Firefly?? What in the sam hill is that?

post #2  on April 13, 2004 - 4:04 PM PDT  

I really hope this movie is so good they make a series out of it...oh nevermind.

Actually I really hope that someone picks up the series. It was such a great series, and FOX only has themselves to blame for why the show didn't suceeed. The primary reason being that they never showed the first episode until after the show had been canceled.

I strongly recommend this series to anyone, and if you do watch, make sure you watch the commentary at the end. It was just so sad to see everyone involved talk about the series and its ending. I'm sure its always sad when you lose your job, but for these people it seems like someone killed their cat. I'd be surprised if anyone of them were missing from the movie.
post #3  on April 16, 2004 - 2:09 PM PDT  
The series is wonderful, I feel lucky to even have the 14 eps. If they had only called it "The Young Han Solo Chronicles" people would have tuned in.

It was so easy to fall in love with the characters and the universe, and clearly the people working on the show loved it too. The stories were great, the characters were spot on, the (Emmy winning) special effects were better than any TV show deserved...

I have the boxed set and probably watched the whole thing about once a month. Every episode is full of tension, action, humor and brilliance.

And I don't even like TV.

Unfortunately it was pretty clear early on that Fox had never watched the show. Or even wanted it to succeed, what with the teaser trailers touting a show about "a space ship, a space hooker, space cowboys, and a girl in a box" on top of Fox putting it on Friday night (ugh), trying to schedule its first episodes around the World Series, and then scrapping the (excellent!) pilot for an episode written over the weekend.
post #4  on April 26, 2004 - 12:26 AM PDT  
Yep, here we are
post #5  on May 27, 2005 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Ooo, I just saw a trailer for this on E!'s trailer show. It looked good. Seems to focus on the little girl who escaped from the government. And she kicks some butt. I don't recall her doing that in the show. I'm going to have to rent it over the summer and rewatch it.
post #6  on May 27, 2005 - 8:41 PM PDT  
> On May 27, 2005 - 10:20 AM PDT Yowanda wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Ooo, I just saw a trailer for this on E!'s trailer show. It looked good. Seems to focus on the little girl who escaped from the government. And she kicks some butt. I don't recall her doing that in the show. I'm going to have to rent it over the summer and rewatch it.
> ---------------------------------

Ooo, ooo, is it coming out this summer?!

post #7  on May 28, 2005 - 10:13 AM PDT  
I believe it wa September 30th. It was the furthest out release date of all the trailers on the show. I was disappointed that I was going to have to wait so long.
post #8  on October 1, 2005 - 11:22 AM PDT  
Saw it last night. It's a really great movie and you should all go see it several times! In fact, I find myself tempted to go see a matinee show again today since the hubby is out with his brother and the baby is a Grandma's house. But unfortunately, I really should go clean my floors... Well, maybe tomorrow. Totally awesome movie! Go see it now!
post #9  on October 1, 2005 - 10:01 PM PDT  
> On September 21, 2005 - 12:59 PM PDT jross3 wrote in one of the other Firefly threads:
> ---------------------------------
> I hope that Serenity is a big success, and that they make more movies. A continuation of the TV series wouldn't necessarily be bad, either - but I think that the main story, of River and the mysterious blue-hand people, should also continue in movies.

I just got back from seeing it myself. I'll do my best to keep from spoiling, but be warned - I won't do a good job of it.

Well, considering all things, I'm not so sure about the need for a second movie. The first (and as far as I know, only) one was quite good enough. I won't mind if it's the last we see of Firefly; that's not to say that I don't want more; if they're as good as this one was, I would welcome a dozen more movies.
But they are not really necessary. This was good enough; it did fine justice to the series. To those in the know, I would have some concerns about going into a second movie, unless it was a prequel (but somehow I doubt that this franchise will fall victim to prequelitis).
But of course there are still a couple loose ends. You can't throw it all away, can you? There's room for a few more, but it might feel weird. But (presuming sequels) if you think of the movies as a seperate entity, it would be pretty OK.
I just can't see them improving over this one. THey're quite welcome to try, though :-)
post #10  on October 2, 2005 - 4:08 PM PDT  
I'd like to see the series get picked up again, this time giving Whedon the freedom to do what he intended. I saw an interview with him in which he mentioned that there was some hope that the movie might spark a renewed interest in a continuation of the story on television.

The demands put on the storytelling in the two hour movie format causes a lot of the really interesting and/or fun side stories and subplots to be abandoned. You simply can't go as deeply into the individual characters' lives as in a series. This movie, for example, concentrated almost entirely on River, barely scratching the surface of the other relationships in the show. If there are future movies, I seriously doubt they'll get too involved in things like Mal's "marriage," or Jayne Town, or the companion's clients. Each future movie will simply tell one story, not drawing as heavily on previous storyline as a new television series would.

Granted, some of the events in this movie make a continuation of old storylines problematic, but there's plenty of room to continue with new stories and new characters that would need to develop over several episodes instead of in just one movie. Joss Whedon's greatest strength as a writer is an understanding of long term relationships, the kind that develop naturally over periods of time that movies just don't give you.
post #11  on October 9, 2005 - 9:17 PM PDT  
I worry about attendance. The theater I went to on opening night was not even full. I went back and saw it two days later with some friends. Theater was nearly empty. It came in #2 with $9.8 million that weekend behind Flightplan. Now the numbers are in for this weekend and Serenity has fallen to #9 only $4.9 million.
post #12  on October 10, 2005 - 8:33 AM PDT  
Yes, the box office response is very disappointing, given that this is such an enjoyable flick. The only consolation is that it will probably do very well on DVD.

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