Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Feeling Serene

As in Wow. Just Wow. Yes, I took myself to see Serenity today. I'm still processing it and want to see it again and again, but for now, I'm just basking in the afterglow. I laughed, I cried, I cried again, I smiled. I absolutely don't want to say anything that could come close to being a spoiler. I know some folks like to know what's gonna happen in a movie or TV show, but I'm so not one of them and I think the impact of events in this one will be diminished if viewers know ahead of time. And while I know a lot of folks have seen it already or don't plan on seeing it, there will be no spoilers here. I've read that some critics thought it felt too much like a TV show. Given how I felt the TV show felt more like parts of a movie at times, I didn't have a problem with the tone. The show usually felt as if it was straining against its bonds. This really opened it up. It also had some wonderful camera angles, a feel all its own. And there's a sense of sheer joy and wonder in this admittedly dark realm that Geoge Lucas once was able to attain but no longer.

Meanwhile, I want me a pair of these lighted slippers, link curtesy of Boing Boing.