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January 07 2006

The DVD Archives' Glowing Review of Serenity. Our very own UnpluggedCrazy (Arlo J. Wiley) reviews Serenity for the new DVD review branch of My Film Website, The DVD Archives, citing it as, "just about as perfect a film as could be."

"You'll laugh, you'll jump, you'll cry and most importantly of all, you'll feel like your money's been well-spent."

Thanks KingSnakeX4, buddy, for offering to put up a link to this.

[ edited by UnpluggedCrazy on 2006-01-07 11:57 ]
That's a fine review, UnpluggedCrazy, although it may just be on the edge of being too positive, where people'll start dismissing it because it's been written by a fan. I may be wrong though.

Other than that: it was a fun read.
Well, I try to tone down my enthusiasm every time I write up a piece about Serenity--and jeez, I've written dozens, it's almost scary--but I just love the gorram thing so much. And most of my film buff buddies have listened to my comments without annoyance, because, as one of them said recently, my ideas about the film may be extreme at first, but the way I express them is "beautiful." (His words, not mine; I have like a fourth of a fourth of an ego.)

Luckily, everyone I've lured to the film has enjoyed it. I love helping people make decisions about movies. The review that I wrote for The Incredibles on my own website actually convinced a total stranger to buy it without having seen it. I thought that was kinda neat.
That is a really well-written review. Wish it could be required reading in all theaters, video stores, schools, lunch counters...! I don't believe that the fact that you are clearly a fan takes anything away from the value, UnpluggedCrazy; after all, many critics reviewing Serenity admitted that they had become fans after seeing the movie, many of them unexpectedly. Thought you kept the review balanced, coherent, and interesting. If I had not seen the movie, I would be interested in seeing it now.
I love helping people make decisions about movies.


I can imagine. It's something I want to break into as well. Currently I'm interning as a journalist for a popular science magazine (which I great, I love writing and I love science, so it's a good match), but I also want to try something a bit different. I've always written reviews (on movies, tv shows and music - in dutch, by the way) for small student papers or just in discussion groups and various other locations online, but I've been planning to try to do some freelance reviewing (and some freelance regular writing as well) as soon as I'm done with my internship, or maybe even before then. If I can get the work, that is. So, yes, I can totally see why you'd like writing about movies and the like.

Well, I try to tone down my enthusiasm every time I write up a piece about Serenity--and jeez, I've written dozens, it's almost scary--but I just love the gorram thing so much.


Heh, I can see how that'd work, yes. I wrote a Serenity review for my student magazine. But the people that knew me came up to me and were like 'why did they let you write that review??'. And it's true, I just can't be completely objective about it. I can try, but it just doesn't work.
There's an Easter Egg? Dang! I can never find those things. Help?
To find the Easter Egg:

On the main menu, on "Play", click on "left" on your remote. A red rectangle will light up half-way down the right side of the screen.

Then click "Enter" (or whatever the "do it" button is on your remote.

It's the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial. All of it!
Haha, GVH, I also wrote a Serenity piece for a student publication. Of course, there were many delays, and the review wasn't actually in people's hands until December, but hey.
Thanks, MissKittysMom!

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