And I wish you all could have been there last night when Mr. Ron Glass, who plays Shepard Book, came and spoke to us both before and after the movie about his experiences with the cast and the show and ultimately the movie. (I got to see him. I got to speak to him. And I was very proud of myself becuase I neither jumped him, clung to him helplessly, nor asked him to sign my breasts.)
I was overwhelmed. In moments I was so totally taken in that I don't think I have ever let a movie get to me like this.
Spoiler free warnings:
It's a stand alone movie. It's easily full enough of information, clarification, character love and Whedonverse manipulations to bring in someone off the street and introduce them for the first time. --If you have not seen it, this will not happen to you anyway. You need to tell me that you have not seen Firefly at all, and I will bring you to my home and make you watch every episode. Promise. If you see it, you will want to own it. If you own it, you will want to see the movie. And to see the movie is to covet ownership, so you can share it with your friends. I speak as one of the converted.
There were moments so frightening I was jumping right in my seat. It is very scary. There were a couple of times that my sweetheart, B!, and I were in sync, actually grabbing each other's arms at the exact same moment and trying to argue which one of us yelped.
There are moments so funny you almost laugh right through the next, probably plot relates, lines.
And there are moments so sad I almost cried right in the theater in front of a hundred other Browncoats.
Oh . .. that's one more warning.
If you aren't a Browncoat when you go in . . . you will be when you leave.
The lighting the music, the sets--oh those familiar sets, how happy I was to see them again!
From my heart in my throat opening, to a sob caught in the same place ending, I have been touched by this film.
And I will expect to see all of you there, September 30th, fighting for ticket availability.
Buy Early, Buy Often. Can't Stop The Signal, but we'll have to get the word out ourselves.
Exposition filled for cross posting in my own journal.