Monday, October 03, 2005

Serenity * * *

Who? Themos, Frankie, Dimitri
Where? Arclight Hollywood

Serenity is finally a different approach to space opera. It is alive, funny, vibrant and meaningful. it's the first movie after the Matrix and Star Wars recently that provides a universe where many many stories can be written for. It also introduces several unique characters, such as the miracle-girl River (who is absolutely stunning in this film) and Mr. Universe, played by Numb3rs' David Krumholtz. The movie is not a masterpiece, nor does it have groundbreaking visuals, yet it exhibits a balance of ingredients not usually found in modern sci-fi films.