A newcomer to the Firefly universe talks about his Serenity pre-screening sneak peek.
In his introduction [Joss] artfully describes how utterly unlikely it was that this film could have ever gotten made. It is obvious that he loves his creation and that he is moved by the groundswell of fans who have supported a show that was dead before it even had a chance to live. Likening the show’s fanbase to the brown coat wearing revolutionaries of the ‘Firefly’ universe, he issues a call-to-arms for all his faithful to help get the word out to the rest of the world, to the people who know nothing of the show. It’s a modern sci-fi version of Jesus’ “Great Commission” (Mark 16:15-16: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel unto every person. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; he that believeth not shall be damned.”). It’s a great introduction to the film and a direct tribute to the fans.
And damned I’d be by those fans if I dared give this film a bad review. Fortunately (for me), I can’t give this film ANY review because it’s technically not yet finished. What I can do is to tell you that this movie has more heart than the last three Star Wars movies lashed together and dipped in hearty sauce.