As everyone knows by now, bloggers were invited to a preview of Serenity on Tuesday night, which somehow escaped my notice prior to the event. (Not that I'm complaining. A rigorous course of anti-depressants should eventually dull the pain. It's my own fault, I guess, for not keeping up with the big dog blogs.)
The good news is that overall most bloggers loved it. The Instafather himself gave a good review, decided to order the series Firefly, and provides even more links to reviews. Pretty heady stuff from the Vodkapundit:
I haven't seen a character-driven action picture this much fun since the last Indiana Jones movie, or maybe since the first Die Hard. Only instead of one or two heroes to cheer for, you get nine. And Chiwetel Ejiofor's "Operative" character is the best bad guy since Darth Vader. And I don't mean the whiny, petulent Vader from "Revenge of the Sith." I'm talking about "Empire Strikes Back" full bad-ass mode. And with just a touch of "Jedi" for good measure.
Hopefully, the word gets out and we have a bona fide hit on our hands. I can't imagine being introduced to this cast and not loving them. (Note though, many have said the story is not kid friendly.) I'm also thankful that I've been able to avoid major spoilers, except for one major plot point.