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August 23 2005

(SPOILER) Serenity review from Edinburgh Festival. A self described spoiler free review of the film, but not unspoily enough.



[ edited by risingwaves on 2008-06-02 01:56 ]
The story may seem "complete" by the movie's end, but we all know Joss can find ways to blindside us with future stories. He finds angles we never knew could exist!
I don't think I've ever seen a review of a movie where they complained about it being too complete and not leaving enough story lines dangling before. Personally I think there is plenty more to write about.
That particular story is complete. It doesn't end with "to be continued" or anything.

Why yes, I did just get back from it...
HEY! So give, Craig!
It's very far from complete...lots more to unveil, I have to think.
I don't think I've ever seen a review of a movie where they complained about it being too complete and not leaving enough story lines dangling before.


Yeah, me too. I thought this was a good thing. It's better than throwing too much info into the movie, and leaving most of the unaswered.
What was he expecting, a Matrix Reloaded sort of ending?

People who've seen the movie (and the spoiled people, like me), know that Joss, still left lots of dangling points from the show, that's still unaswered in the movie.
And he treated the movie, like he treated every season of his shows, as if it would be the last one, and so it would have to suffice by itself.

That particular story is complete. It doesn't end with "to be continued" or anything.


Like the end of "Chosen", right? It's the end of This Chapter. But the future still goes on.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2005-08-23 03:20 ]
Well, what do y'all want to know? And, just as importantly, what do you not want to know?
Let's see where Craig could start...
How was the screening? Who was really there? Did Joss made a speech? How about the rest of the crew? Q&A session?

Wait, shouldn't we be using this thread for the reports discussion.
Someone on the Browncoats board said that NF did the dance of joy. Details would be nice.
So I answered Numfar's questions in that very thread... And newcj's as well.


[ edited by risingwaves on 2008-06-02 01:56 ]
I didn't bother to read all of this review, but I couldn't help notice that this guy actually complained that the TV series was too "episodic."

I mean, they are called "episodes" so a certain amount of episodicness (episodicosity?) is kind of inevitable. Just try to please some people....

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