We finally made it to see Serenity last night at 1015. How did it compare to the preview we saw many months ago? WOW! It was better paced, streamlined, simply wow. Characters did things that would be expected of them unlike in the preview.
On amazon.com you will find Firefly in the top 10 DVD sales. Wait. At this very moment amazon.com has the complete series higher than I’ve ever seen it before. “Sales Rank: #4 in DVD”
What’s ahead of it?
1. Cinderella (Disney Special Platinum Edition)
2. Star Wars, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Widescreen Edition) — Release Date: November 1, 2005
3. Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition) — Release Date: October 18, 2005
4. Firefly the Complete Series (2002) — Yes, the release date was September 20, 2002. This series is #4 in the top DVD sales and it was released back in 2002! The show is that good. It’s not all hot air. The show is/was damn good.
Where does the movie stand in the box office? Well, as of this moment the estimates place Serenity in the 9th position with just under 5 mil pulled in from the weekend.
Is everyone ordering the DVD series, watching it, and then planning to go see Serenity? If so, great, but hurry up! Studio execs look at the numbers of their project – aka the movie. These are the guys that have rights to the DVD sales:Mutant Enemy Inc., 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Television Network. So, yes the sales are helping the cause, but it is not helping the film. So… Browncoats, get some people into the theater! Who-Rah!
This is, biases aside, one of the best films I’ve seen all year. Thank goodness it was released. It’s been painful going to the movies. Wallace & Gromit, History of Violence, and Jarhead all have peaked my curiosity as well. Phew. A few good movies? My bank account hopes so.
Watch the first 9 minutes of the film here: CLICKITY-CLICKITY