Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen. full review
Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten. full review
It has a great sense of humor about it, an attractive cast and it's just a lot of fun. full review
Serenity isn't about effects. It's about narrative and characters, and it does a solid job in both areas. full review
Half a millennium after Neil Armstrong's one small step for mankind and we're back in the saddle again. full review
Fans get priority seating on the ride, but there's plenty of room for rookies to clamber aboard. full review
This genre picture is still a thrillingly original science fiction creation. full review
Serenity is so like TV that it ought to come with a clicker so we can switch over to the next movie at the multiplex.
As always, Whedon's sci-fi fantasies smartly parallel the serious issues we're grappling with here on Earth, while his protagonists remain mordantly funny in the face of utter disaster. full review
Whedon knows that he's blazing down a well-worn trail, but he addresses that by deftly adding elements of humor, action, romance and horror and continually confounding audience expectations. full review
The best summer thrill ride since Batman Begins, Serenity roars in a late but mighty welcome considering this year's sub-fun slate. full review
Part of the kick to Serenity is watching the filmmaker expertly play with moods as he hyphenates the western and sci-fi genres. full review
If you want to take a trip to the stars, this is the rocket to ride.
Most of Serenity is talk, and thankfully, it is pretty great.
The movie runs on the fuel of sly intelligence, not to mention a healthy skepticism about mankind's ability to achieve anything that might be called progress.
A space spectacle resonant with witty dialogue, accessible characters and kaleidoscopic action. full review