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Running Time:
1 hour, 59 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
An enjoyable space spectacle complete with witty dialogue, believable characters and action-packed sci-fi thrills.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Over 20 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes; Joss Whedon introduction; Re-lighting The Firefly: the story of how a television show gained enough of a cult following to become a major feature film; Feature commentary with writer/director Joss Whedon ; And much more!

What made writer/director Joss Whedon's Fox TV series "Firefly" work so well were the engaging characters that all reappear in this film version of the cult favorite. There's the crusty but honorable Captain Malcolm "Mal" Renyolds (Nathan Fillion), the high class lady of the evening Inara (Morena Baccarin) and the young, naive Dr. Simon Tam (Sean Maher) who is hiding his psychically gifted but unstable sister River (Summer Glau) aboard the ship to keep her out of the hands of "the Alliance." Just as the hunt for River was just heating up on the TV series, the show was canceled, leaving "Firefly" fans wondering about the fate of the crew. But Joss Whedon came up with the idea of tying up the loose ends and providing some semblance of closure for the series in a feature film. Luckily Universal Studios gave Whedon the go-ahead to make the movie as his first feature. And it really paid off. While providing enough exposition for those who are unfamiliar with the TV series, Whedon has come up with one of the best series finales ever. Kicking off with the hunt for River, the Alliance employs the services of a ruthless assassin known only as the Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring the Serenity crew down. As the Operative hunts them, relationships are newly defined and the feature takes on a darker edge. Not everyone of the beloved crew is alive by the time the end credits roll but a willingness to provide true closure for the series is what makes the film so effective, making sequels a sure bet. This film has everything the TV series had while managing to heighten the tension to the next level. You're bound to be entertained by the strange world that Joss Whedon has created.

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