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At long last, I went to see

I don't think my unfamiliar-with-the-show cinema companions were blown away, but I really loved it - I felt all teary-eyed when we first saw Serenity the ship on the big screen, because it seemed like such a triumph for Whedon-nerds everywhere. We helped that, my fellow dorks, by buying the DVDs and making a big ole fuss. And it was just so great to see it in a cinema. One of my favourite things about the series was the aesthetic of the ship, and it worked so well on screen. And then there everyone was, and it was like seeing old friends, and it was fast and snarky and entertaining and Jayne was really funny. And then Shepherd Book died, but he'd only been in the film for about two seconds and while I was sad we'd never find out about his mysterious past, it wasn't too wrenching even for a fan of the series. But then THEY KILLED WASH! And that was terrible and exactly why I love Joss Whedon, because he isn't afraid to kill off central beloved characters and pull you right out of your comfort zone. It's like when Miss Callender was killed in Buffy - it made you realise that noone was safe. And when they were all holed up under Reaver attack, I was convinced that half of them were going to die. Because you know that Whedon would probably do it. And then off course we get the oh-so-Buffy-esque image of River standing over a pile of dead reavers. I wish Joss Whedon would go back to TV, because I just love him, and I want to get an hour of Whedon a week rather than wait three years between films.

The short version: I still [heart] Joss Whedon. Also, I love David Krumholtz. Mmmm, David Krumholtz.

Also, to add the excitement of the evening, when we arrived at the cinema who should be there for a charity premiere of Nanny McPhee but Emma Thompson! Looking lovely, I might add. She was besieged by photographers and we had to go and queue for our tickets but I did want to ask why on earth she had changed the name of my beloved Nurse Matilda. Alms for ge luvvy aggy, indeed.

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daegaer
Oct. 15th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I loved Serenity! I really thought Zoe was going to die (it seemed so obvious that she wanted to, too), and that most of the others probably would.

It was great!
stellanova
Oct. 15th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
I really thought Zoe was going to die (it seemed so obvious that she wanted to, too

Yes, and it was so well done and so in character. Man, I still can't believe they killed Wash!
orionnebula
Oct. 15th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
I cried for the last thirty minutes of the movie. There may even have been whimpering. I know it was trademark Joss, but I loved Wash. It is hard to forgive.
hfnuala
Oct. 15th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm still upset about Wash. And you just made me remember when I first saw Miss Callender die and how blown away I was. Season 2 Buffy may well be the best telly I'll ever see.

I made up in my head that Book had been an assasin just like the one in the movie but then quit. There was something he said in the movie that justified it but I can't remember what.
leedy
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)
Hang on a minute ... is Nanny McPhee, in fact, NURK MAGIGGY? Jasus. I did not know that.
stellanova
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Yes! It is true! Apparently Emma Thompson was a big fan as a child, rather like ourselves.
kulfuldi
Oct. 17th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
There's a film of Nurse Matilda? I must see it!
clanwilliam
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW! I passed a poster on the tube the other day and stopped to look as it looked Nurse Matilda-ish, and then said "damn, no, it's not, why couldn't they do Nurse Matilda?"

Squee!
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