So K and I finally got around to watching Serenity last night. We never really got into the Firefly series; maybe because we were all juiced up on Buffy and Angel, maybe because it wasn’t that great, maybe something else…..
Anywho. I actually enjoyed the movie. It was nice to see they’d kept the original actors, who knew the characters, and avoided turning it into a hollywood star piece.
I have a question though….
*** SPOILER WARNING ***
If you’ve not seen the film, but plan on it, do NOT go any further……
Can someone explain the relationship between Simon and his sister, River? I dont understand their past. He knows she was an excellent dancer, but knows nothing about her being on the planet, Miranda. So was River taken to Miranda early on in life, because of her psychic powers? I got the impression that she was a product of Miranda. So where/when did Simon grow up? Someone feel free to explain it to me, I am happy to be made to understand.
I am starting to think that River was never there, and that her memories of it are just her psychic powers kicking in from across the universe. Hmmm
Also, some of the acting got quite hammy, some of the dialogue was cheesey. Shame.