Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction

Serenity: the firefly movie!

It is my profound opinion that seeing the movie without having seen
the series is immoral. It's not that the movie won't make sense,
but you'll get a lot more.

There's some changes from the series. Nothing too
major, though. I didn't expect as much emotion from it as I got. It's a very good movie.

We did in fact camp out (despite the lack of a midnight showing =/).
We got there at around 12a...just in time for the marquee
guy to switch things off the marquee and put up "Serenity".

I started shouting "Give me a T! Give me a I! Give me a N!"
(he was spelling backwards) as he was putting the letters up.
Eventually, he decided to play my game and put up the S instead of the second E.
Fun guy though. We chatted for a bit and then went off in
search of fast food dinner at burger king.

We got back and after 30m or so, a bunch of people walked up to
the theatre. The staff apparently had an early viewing (lucky bastards!).
We chatted with one guy who got there too late and didn't
want to see just the latter part of the movie.

In retrospect, I'm surprised that it didn't affect the staff
as much as it affected me. They said it was an alright movie.

Shortly afterwards, we were rousted by a cop. We probably could
have stood up to him, but he just wanted us to move a few feet. No big deal.
He never came back by to check on us. His objection was that
there are these little plaques around the box office that say the
owner has the right to refuse access to the property. Since the
cop probably was not acting under the direct auspices of the owner,
we probably had a fairly good argument.

So we moved. relsqui and I spent a lot of time playing
Sudoku. D- spent a lot of time sleeping. I had a couple of brief naps over
the course of the evening. Somewhere in all this, D- acquired
sidewalk chalk and so we wrote things on the ground, including
an FAQ.

We spent most of the intervening time talking to people who were curious
about what we were waiting for. We promoted the heck out of it. I
feel a little bit bad about that. It's not a Firefly episode writ large, it's an actual movie.

Serenity definitely had a different look. I miss the old one.

All the people who were worried about Kaylee not being Kaylee because
of Jewel's weight (when she took the part, Joss asked her to put on some weight. Kaylee should "look like someone who enjoys
a cheeseburger from time to time.") were on crack. She was still the Kaylee I
know and love 8)

Anyway, it was a welcome sight seeing them on the big screen.
Even if they didn't use the theme song, they at least had an instrumental
of it at the very end of the credits (which, predictably, relsqui and I sang
quietly to each other).

There's more to say. About the weird people we met, the FAQ we wrote,
and so on, but those'll wait for the pictures.
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