Serenity is a sci-fi Star Wars meets Mad Max. It’s really different and to be honest – I really liked it. Of course, I learned afterwards that the movie is actually the ending to a short-lived series called Firefly. Apparently, it only lasted one series but was deeply popular and incredibly expensive to make. And I’ve read that Fox completely botched how to air the series.
I was impressed with the movie – the whole reluctant hero routine fighting against the evil establishment. There is a lot unpack with youth group: search for Utopia, Idea of befriending the friendless, doing what’s right in spite of costs, mission, leadership…it’s all there.
OR you could just watch the movie and enjoy for what it is: a young Star Wars fan director who finally got to make a movie, and a pretty good one at that.
I will now go get addicted to the tv series.