By Robyn Enns
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Sci-fi action adventure written and directed by Joss Whedon which is a continuation of Whedon’s short-lived Fox science fiction television series Firefly. Set in the future the story centers a spaceship called Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship, which is harboring a psychic passenger with a deadly secret, six rebels on the run and an assassin in pursuit. When the crew of Serenity agree to hide the fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in a battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything , or anyone, to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.
Wash: I don’t know, but if she doesn’t give more power to offset the burn through, this landing is going to get very interesting.
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Define “interesting”.
Wash: “Oh, God. Oh, God. We’re all going to die?”
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: [into the intercom] This is the captain speaking. We might experience some turbulence, then explode.
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: You had a gorram time bomb living with us! Who we going to find in there when she wakes up? The girl? Or the weapon?
Simon: I thought she was getting better.
Jayne Cobb: And I thought they was getting off. Didn’t we have an intricate plan on how they was going to be not here any more?
Kaylee: We couldn’t leave them now.
Jayne Cobb: No, now that she’s a killer woman, we ought to be bringing her tea and dumplings.
Dr. Simon Tam: [to River] If there’s any fighting, drop to the floor or run away.
[referring to the rest of the crew]
Dr. Simon Tam: It’s okay to leave them to die.
Mr. Universe: Mal. Guy killed me, Mal. He killed me with a sword. How weird is that?
Wash: I’m a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar!
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: I’ve staked my crew’s life on the theory that you’re a person, actual and whole, and if I’m wrong, you’d best shoot me now.
[River cocks the gun she is pointing at Mal]
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Or, we could talk some more.
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: [on the ship’s intercom] This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence, and then explode.
Zoe: So, trap?
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Trap.
Zoe: We going in?
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Ain’t but a few hours out.
Wash: Ya, but remember the part where it’s a trap?
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Do you want to run this ship?
Jayne Cobb: Yes!
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Well, you can’t.
Dr. Simon Tam: Am I talking to Miranda now?
[River makes a face]
Dr. Simon Tam: No, not right.
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: What in the hell happened back there?
Wash: Start with the part where Jayne gets knocked out by a ninety pound girl because,I don’t think that’s ever getting old.
Kaylee: Going on a year now I ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries!
River Tam: You take care of me, Simon. You’ve always taken care of me. My turn.
Jayne Cobb: Ain’t logical. Cutting on his own face, raping and murdering. Hell, I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s going to start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there’s a woman, or if I’m getting paid – mostly only when I’m getting paid. But these Reavers, last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories. Eating people alive? Where’s that get fun?
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Doctor, I’m taking your sister under my protection here. If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you, I will get very choked up. Honestly, there could be tears.
The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Mal?
Cpt. Malcom Reynolds: Ah, hell, I’m a fan of all seven. But right now I’m going to have to go with wrath.
Shepherd Book: I don’t care what you believe in, just believe in it.
Mr. Universe: You can’t stop the signal, Mal. Everything goes somewhere, and I go everywhere.