Serenity – The Movie
Sci-fi movies certainly have a lot of fans all over the world, thus the big buzz around Serenity the movie, released by Universal Pictures in 2005. The movie is actually a continuation of the sci-fi TV series from Fox, called Firefly. The action from the movie takes place after the events from the fine episode of the TV series. The movie is a catching, fun combination of a western, transported in the future. It’s the story of a space ship and its cruise taking a very strange passenger on board, a passenger mentally and psychically conditioned by the government (called the Alliance). The new passenger is the starting point of a whole series of adventures and surprises. Although human race moved to another solar system, their problems seem to look a lot like ours: corrupt governments, lies and betrayals.
Serenity the movie – action and plot
We’re in 2518 and humanity moved to a different solar system. The main planets are controlled by the government, called the Alliance. When it comes to the outer planets, it’s frontier justice and the “Reavers” – very violent, almost sub-human groups, terrorize the population. When the starship Serenity takes two passengers along – Simon and his sister River – they will be drawn into a series of events that will finally uncover the dark secret of the government. The Reavers are actually the results or an experiment. A toxin was released on the planet called Miranda, which killed about 90 percent of the population, and the ones that survived became extremely violent. The members of Serenity crew, Simon and River (River being another victim or government experiments) decide to tell the world what they discovered, even if it might cost them their lives. Do people have life insurance in 2518? The end of the movie suggests a sequel. The sequel never turned into reality, much to the disappointment of the fans.
Is Serenity the movie suitable for a family night?
If you are planning a family night at home and you want to rent a movie, Serenity the movie might be a good idea, if your children are 12 years of age or older. The movie contains some rowdy action, specific both to western and science fiction conventions: fist fights, guns, explosions and so on. Also, there are some sexual references and mild cursing. Still, the film is suitable for children that are 12 years of older. The movie offers you the possibility to talk with your children about loyalty, devotion to certain causes, community and ideals. In the same time, the movie is a pretty entertaining science fiction movie, and it offers you the pretext for a great night with your entire family.