Although there were several bright spots in 2005, I still remain a little disappointed in the overall mainstream film output of the year. I sat down to watch «Serenity» a few days before writing this list, and despite not being familiar with the backstory (shown in the cancelled TV series «Firefly»), I was bowled over by the film, which seemed more fresh and exciting than the majority of mainstream offerings in recent memory. Despite being done on a budget of $40m (fairly small in this age of $150-200m films), the film looks great and provides a wonderful balance of story, character, humor and thrills. It’s a prime example of how, on a tight budget, filmmakers can still make a film with satisfactory effects used to back up a good story instead of the other way around. The DVD provides superb video quality, a punchy, dynamic Dolby Digital soundtrack and a nice collection of supplements that, while not quite as in-depth as I’d like, is still enjoyable to browse through. I can’t wait to pick up «Firefly» and go back to the beginning with these characters.
También ocupa el noveno puesto en su lista de los 20 mejores DVD del año.