Holy Crap!! I just got back from seeing Serenity the movie based on the very short-lived, but very excellent(thank you Kai) t.v. series called Firefly. Wow. I'm happy to say I think this movie puts the last three Star Wars movies to shame, yes all of them. And this opinion isn't based just on my affinity for the show(did I say thanks to Kai yet?), but on my sense of story, and my appreciation of a good story well told. This was a hell of a story. I don't think an unfamiliarity with the show would hurt anyone's ability to enjoy Serenity, but knowing the characters makes it even better. The fact that I can actually care about these people is a definite leg up over The Prequels. Yes, it was an emotional moment when Obi Wan defeats Anakin, and yells, "You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! It was you who would bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!" even after all the corny garbage that came before it. Not half as poweful as Wash's whispered, "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar." Easily the best science fiction movie of the year, and definitely one of the best action movies of the year. Certainly my favorite so far. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone into sci-fi and good stories. I know I can't wait to see it again. The t.v. show is well worth watching for that matter(pretty sure I've thanked Kai, but just in case... Thanks Kai!). There, I've said my piece.