History Film / Serenity

7th Oct '17 1:29:44 AM Zaptech
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* VillainBall: The plot wouldn't have happened at all if the Alliance hadn't rapidly escalated to [[KillEmAll extreme measures]] in trying to capture a person who ''might'' know ''a little'' about something they didn't want becoming public knowledge. Or had bothered to clean up the evidence of that incident when they still had the chance.
30th Sep '17 11:56:12 PM Psychadelico
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* VillainBall: The plot wouldn't have happened at all if the Alliance hadn't rapidly escalated to [[KillEmAll extreme measures]] in trying to capture a person who ''might'' know ''a little'' about something they didn't want becoming public knowledge. Or had bothered to clean up the evidence of that incident when they still had the chance.
21st Sep '17 2:11:41 AM Sheepeditor
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* FiveMinuteForeshadowing: The crew balks at the idea of flying to the planet [[spoiler:Miranda]], because it's right in the middle of Reaver territory. [[spoiler:That's because the Reavers ''come'' from Miranda.]]


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** Also the fact that [[spoiler:Miranda]] is located right in the heart of Reaver territory. [[spoiler:That's because the Reavers ''come'' from Miranda.]]
21st Sep '17 2:02:55 AM Sheepeditor
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* FiveMinuteForeshadowing: The crew balks at the idea of flying to the planet [[spoiler:Miranda]], because it's right in the middle of Reaver territory. [[spoiler:That's because the Reavers ''come'' from Miranda.]]
9th Sep '17 4:16:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheHerosJourney: Oddly, given the not-particularly-heroic nature of the crew, the film follows this pattern remarkably closely. It begins with Mal performing his everyday duties as a low-end crook and bank robber, only for his routine to be disrupted by a literal CallToAdventure; in this case, the signal that activates River. Though Mal initially [[RefusalOfTheCall refuses the Call]], he Crosses the Threshold when the Operative murders his friends. With the aid of River's [[SupernaturalAid essentially supernatural powers]], he [[BellyOfTheWhale descends through a swarm of monsters onto a planet of the dead]], fights his way through a Road of Trials (in this case, a fleet of enemy ships) and then faces the Operative in battle before ultimately forcing him to Atone, while River reaches Apotheosis. In the end, the universe and the heroes Return to a new equilibrium.

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* TheHerosJourney: Oddly, given the not-particularly-heroic nature of the crew, the film follows this pattern remarkably closely. It begins with Mal performing his everyday duties as a low-end crook and bank robber, only for his routine to be disrupted by a literal CallToAdventure; in this case, the signal that activates River. Though Mal initially [[RefusalOfTheCall refuses the Call]], he Crosses the Threshold when the Operative murders his friends. With the aid of River's [[SupernaturalAid essentially supernatural powers]], he [[BellyOfTheWhale descends through a swarm of monsters onto a planet of the dead]], dead, fights his way through a Road of Trials (in this case, a fleet of enemy ships) and then faces the Operative in battle before ultimately forcing him to Atone, while River reaches Apotheosis. In the end, the universe and the heroes Return to a new equilibrium.
3rd Sep '17 8:50:38 AM KlarkKentThe3rd
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Simon's principal motivation, largely fulfilled when his little sister is taken off the Alliance's must-kill list at the end of the movie.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Simon's principal motivation, largely fulfilled when his [[spoiler:his little sister is taken off the Alliance's must-kill list at the end of the movie.]]
21st Aug '17 6:54:52 PM MagBas
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* EvilVersusEvil: The Alliance vs. the Reavers is a pretty clear case of LawfulEvil vs ChaoticEvil.

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* EvilVersusEvil: The Alliance vs. the Reavers is a pretty clear case of LawfulEvil vs ChaoticEvil.case.
7th Aug '17 9:58:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* GoneHorriblyRight[=/=]GoneHorriblyWrong: What happened on [[spoiler:Miranda]]. On the one hand, the drug did work as advertised: [[spoiler:people were rendered calm by it, so much so that they neglected their own well-being out of apathy]]. On the other hand, as with any drug, a small segment of the population proved to have an adverse reaction, [[spoiler:creating the hyper-violent Reavers]]. Either way you want to look at it, the whole situation has just Gone Horribly. They also wanted to create an unstoppable psychic spy/assassin in the form of River, and in the process, they got exactly what they wanted--only said psychic spy/assassin turned against them and blew the whole [[spoiler:Miranda]] scandal wide open.

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* GoneHorriblyRight[=/=]GoneHorriblyWrong: What happened on [[spoiler:Miranda]]. On the one hand, the GoneHorriblyRight:
** The Pax. The
drug did work as advertised: [[spoiler:people were rendered calm by it, so much so that they neglected their own well-being out of apathy]]. On the other hand, as with any drug, a small segment of the population proved to have an adverse reaction, [[spoiler:creating the hyper-violent Reavers]]. Either way you want to look at it, the whole situation has just Gone Horribly. They also apathy]].
** The Alliance
wanted to create an unstoppable psychic spy/assassin in the form of River, and in the process, they got exactly what they wanted--only said psychic spy/assassin turned against them and blew the whole [[spoiler:Miranda]] scandal wide open.open.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Also the Pax. As with any drug, a small segment of the population proved to have an adverse reaction, [[spoiler:creating the hyper-violent Reavers]].
16th Jul '17 1:25:08 PM masterofthehouse
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* ShooOutTheClowns: A particularly brutal example. [[spoiler:Wash provides much of the film's comic relief, as he does in the show. When the intense final showdown is about to take place, he's properly killed off]].
10th Jul '17 3:45:17 AM Doodler
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* AnalogyBackfire: The Operative compares River to an albatross, recalling ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner''. Mal, who's actually read it, points out that the albatross brought good luck and even saved the crew, and it was the Mariner [[UngratefulBastard killing it]] that brought doom on the ship.
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