Yeehaw! The trailer for Serenity, the Firefly movie, went online yesterday. I’ve watched it 6 or 7 times so far, and each time, I just get a huge kick out of it. I suppose that on the surface, it looks just like your typical big budget sci-fi summer blockbuster type movie. But if you’ve seen the series — and if you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing — than you’ll probably find yourself chuckling and getting goosebumps.
If you haven’t already downloaded the trailer and sent it to all of your friends and family, that is.
I think it’s a stroke of genius that this opens on September 30th, well outside the wake of Episode 3. That way, it’ll give all of the folks who were disappointed by that movie, awesome trailer notwithstanding, plenty of time to hear about this and realize that Serenity is going to out-Star Wars the Star Wars prequels. Seriously, just wait for that scene in the trailer where Captain Reynolds apparently shoots an unarmed assassin, and try not to think of Han Solo offing Greedo (before Lucas did his revisions, that is). Go on, I dare you.
Of course, the hard part is actually going to be surviving the wait until September 30th, but no pain, no gain.