The Official Serenity Thread! (Make no more)

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by AVEITWITHJAMON, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. AVEITWITHJAMON

    AVEITWITHJAMON Beserker Roar

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    I finally saw Serenity after becoming a 'Browncoat' one month after the film had gone off the cinema so i never got to see it until it came out on DVD on Monday. Well, i loved it, didnt think it deviated that much from Firefly, which is a good thing IMO. But, i want to see more movies, at least a trilogy of what could possibly be one of the best sci-fi franchises ever.
     
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    Yeah, I think everyone wants that, but, unfortuantely it flopped. It made 2 mill under its budget, which was $39 mill. How sad is that?
     
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    Well, i know it did ok in the U.S on DVD, not sure about the recent U.K figures though. It will be a tragedy if we dont get another movie.
     
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    I was quite shocked that it made so little world wide. Mostly because it was such a well recieved film.

    From what I hear, the DVD sales are going well. I doubt it will be enough to warrant another film.

    Stranger things have happened though and I would like to see another film or two.
     
  5. AVEITWITHJAMON

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    Its such a shame that such a good movie was ignored by so many (including myself, but i did get the DVD). This really deserves to be a well known movie. But if the DVD sales arent groundbreaking, i dont see us getting another one. Which will be a damn shame!!!!!!
     
  6. Mr. Credible

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    this definately needs sequels. i think it has one of the best and most original casts, writers, and stories i've seen in some time.

    if i remember correctly, it was really cheap to make, too.
     
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    Yeah only $40 million, but it didnt make that back in its cinema run, it may have now on DVD but not enough for them to consider a sequel it seems. Its **** the way it works, Serenity is far more deserving of a sequel than crap like Underworld, AvP, and Fantastic Four.
     
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    I completly agree. To much crap is given sequels these days.
     
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    And yet Serenity, a great film isnt, crap isnt it.
     
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    I really didnt know what to expect when I went and saw Serenity,I loved it. Lots of funny/cool stuff.
     
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    Its a great movie, even the critics loved it
     
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    I didn't see it at the cinema, which I should have really. Bought the dvd on monday and loved the film, thought it was a really entertaining sci fi movie. Damn shame that it didn't do well financially, I would love to see more from this.
     
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    A lot of people are speculating though that they might make a sequel that could be released just on DVD. It makes sense if you think about it, because as great as the show and the film were, they have only been succesful on DVD. While I would much rather have the series return (I loved the movie, but the series was much better IMO), I would definately take anything I could get from teh Firefly Universe.
     
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    I was so thrilled when I watched "Serenity" and I thought it was the PERFECT movie for the series. From reading a lot of the fan sites, it seems that most fans feel the reason for such a low box office is the fact that there were SOOO many advanced viewings. All the hardcore fans saw the movie several times for free before it was released. Thousands of fans saw it multiple times and then went it went nationwide, they only saw it once, if at all.
     
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    Some good info on that link Ranger, thanks. I cant see the DVD making enough to warrant a sequel though. Its only just been released in the U.K which has a surprisingly large number of Firefly fans, so we'll see how it does here. But Serenity only made £2.5 million here in the cinema.
     
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    There was an interview with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the paper today. Mostly about his new film 'Kinky Boots'.

    He did mention that he was happy the DVD sales are so strong. He dosennt know if another film will get made but Joss has told the cast and crew that its (Serenity/Firefly) a series he wont be giving up on any time soon.
     
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    I think i would prefer another movie to the series to be honest, i loved the movie, like the series also, but the special effects and budget cant compare. That superb space battle with the Reavers and the Alliance would nevee be done in a series and i would like to see more scene's like that.
     
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    I would like to see more firefly. I'm still angry that my firefly dvd have to discs 3 and no 4. :(
     
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    I agree with that, they may as well throw as much into it as they can to make it one great flick.
     
  22. AVEITWITHJAMON

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    A movie just gives someone as talented as Joss to cut-loose a little as they have a lot more things at their disposal, not to mention money, I wonder would Universal greenlight a sequel with the same budget as the first movie.
     
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    No I could see half budget though.
     
  24. AVEITWITHJAMON

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    They would at least need the same budget though to do a sequel.
     
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    They had a small interview with Joss Whedon today, in the Metro paper which is given out free on the buses over here. When asked about a Serenity sequel, Joss pretty much said it depends on dvd sales as the box office takings weren't very good. He thinks it's highly unlikely, but never say never.

    Damn shame really, a very enjoyable film that could easily turn into a great franchise.
     

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