I finally got to see Joss Whedon's "Serenity" today and I have to say I enjoyed it. It helps to know the short-lived series from FOX thats running on the Sci-Fi channel now. The NY Times liked it better than anything George Lucas has done lately:
"It probably isn't fair to Joss Whedon's "Serenity" to say that this unassuming science-fiction adventure is superior in almost every respect to George Lucas's aggressively more ambitious "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith." But who cares about fair when there is fun to be had? Scene for scene, "Serenity" is more engaging and certainly better written and acted than any of Mr. Lucas's recent screen entertainment's...read on"
Gina Torres is always a vision on the screen no matter what the size, but the true star of Serenity is Summer Glau's "River." She reminded me of the eerie character in the Hideo Nakatas original Japanese thriller "The Ring." Check it out if you have the time.