Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Take me out to the black, tell 'em I ain't comin' back

Seriously, folks, if you haven't already done so, see Serenity. I saw it this weekend and I can honestly say it was one of the most completely satisfying cinematic experiences I've had in many years. I'll admit that I'm a huge fan of the short-lived tv program, Firefly, on which it is based. You don't have to be, though. I went with one of my best friends and he'd never heard of the series or the movie, but was up for it based on my enthusiasm. This guy is one of the coolest people I know, btw. He's a great friend and also like a second dad to me. No, I didn't say "daddy", pervs. Anyway, with no background or running commentary from me, he LOVED it as well. So, see it. You'll enjoy. What am I here for if not to steer you toward pleasurable media experiences? It's not like I have any ulterior motives. What? You question my intent? OK, OK, you got me. I don't care if you really watch it as long as you go to the box office and plunk down your nine bucks. We need to shore up those numbers from this weekend via word of mouth, people. Browncoats unite! This movie MUST HAVE SEQUELS. God I loved it so much. I'm tight in the throat just thinking about it again. It's the sensation usually reserved for viewing Falcon porn stars or really hot dads at the mall.

Hey, straight girls! There are mui hot men who are often cowed by very powerful women.
Hey, straight guys! It's sci fi. Lots of gun battles. There are stunning women and one of them does other women. For pay.
Hey, lesbians! See "hey, straight guys!" above.
And, as far as I can tell, all the fags are already seeing it.

Finally, busting my proto-nephew out of Chinese school proved as difficult as busting him out of a Turkish prison might have been. Heads up, ya'll, don't fuck with Taiwanese women. They will beat you down. So the boy saw it later with his dad, and I saw it with his dad's dad (still not my daddy). All of the above RAVED about it, muthafuckas.
Oh, I just thought of something. You know that deep, gnawing emptiness you've felt after watching the last three episodes of Star Wars? Serenity makes that all better. For those of you who just corrected me in your heads, noting that technically those were the first three Star Wars episodes? Dude, get over it.
Just see this movie already and thank me later.


The Other Andrew said...

Yay Serenity! Yay sci fi, gun ships, hot girls, hot boys & wiseass's!

Boo bad office box takings!

Michael said...

I know! It was ten million here, I think, which isn't terrible, but not impressive. It'll have to build by word of mouth if we are gonna get sequels. Pass it on.