Originally Posted by Workshed
I re-watched Joss Whedon's Serenity (2005) last night, having only seen it once before in the theater. I enjoyed the television show, and I love Whedon's work, but this second viewing left me fairly cold. The River character is so predominant in the plot, and the character tics are SO prevalent (the cryptic phrases, the head tilt, the freaking out on the crew) that I found her insufferable. Really, I prefer every other character on the crew to her.
And then there's the garbled foreign language they all speak. Very overused to the point where it is twee.
There are many great moments in this film, and that's why I liked it so much when I first saw it. But the bad came close to outweighing the good this second time around. I wonder if the show still holds up as well as I remember it.
It's funny that you bring this up because I recently started watching Firefly on Netflix. I've been avoiding watching it because I am not a big fan of Wheddon's Buffy or Angel, but surprisingly enough I'm really digging it so far (I'm seven episodes in as of this post), although I can't say I'm head over heels in love with it like so many other people I know.