The first time I saw an advance screening (or “sneak preview,” if you will) of a movie was The Adventures of Pluto Nash, starring Eddie Murphy. Now, I’m pretty sure that the idea of the sneak preview is to generate “buzz” about a movie; get the old word-of-mouth machine in motion. Well, Pluto Nash was godawful. At the end of the movie I felt that the theater owed me eight bucks and a cup of coffee. I told pretty much anyone with ears that they were best to avoid Pluto Nash. Probably not the buzz the distributor had in mind.
Last night’s viewing of Serenity was the second advance screening I’ve attended. The fact that it was at the same theater (and quite probably the same auditorium) where I’d seen Pluto Nash didn’t occur to me until right before the movie started, but proved to be nothing resembling an ill omen. Simply put, Serenity was a lot of fun.
I don’t think that there are any spoilers below, but just in case…
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