Just like almost every other review of every other moderately anticipated sci-fi flick of the last 30 years, Serenity has been compared to Star Wars. Of course nowadays, that's not a complement, and Serenity has been hailed as providing that which the Star Wars prequels lacked—plot, character, emotion, and good dialogue.
- Anybody else got plans to see the new flick?
- What does it say about the Star Wars franchise that it's still the standard by which all sci-fi movies are judged, only now it's seen as the mistake to be avoided, rather than the heights to which one should aspire?
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