This made me SO angry:http://joblo.com/reviews.php?mode=joblo_movies&id=1369
This JoBlo guy gave Serenity a pretty bad review, and by that I mean both his opinion of the movie was bad, and also my opinion on his skill as a reviewer is bad. I mean, I like reading negative feedback on movies that I liked, I find it interesting to see things from that point of view when personally I can't fault something, but the writing on this is HORRIFIC!
His opinions appear to be very inconclusive, he claims he didn't 'get' the movie, that he was 'bored' and 'stopped giving a shit.' Fair enough, but at no point he states why, what made him feel this way and why he thinks the reader may too. On that note, if you do not 'get' a film, then what exactly gives you the right to review it? This person obviously likes his movies in his face, with every detail pointed to with big flashing arrows, but that's just not Joss's way. Serenity is supposed to be complex and subtle, it's what makes it so gripping and realistic, and if you can't put in the effort to excersise your mind a little then go and rent "How to lose a guy in 10 days."
Not to mention his take on the actors. Adam Baldwin a 'poor man's Ben Afflick"? I can't even begin to comment on that, they're completely different in the way they act, and frankly I think Adam has far better skills than Ben Afflick any day! I mean, I can see the similarities between Summer Glau and Christina Ricci, but I certainly don't see what makes it that bigger deal. As for his opinion of the special effects, just because they're not state of the art, brand new, never before seen effects doesn't mean they're not suitable for the film. Joss and his team have used effects to make Serenity realistic, yes she's "clunky," but that's just it, she's supposed to be "clunky" and lived in. In my opinion it comes across that the reviewer is nitpicking on aesthetic aspects simply because he's incapable of understanding the plot line.