All member reviews for Serenity

Common Sense Media says

A bit clunky, but entertaining sci-fi.

Users say

(out of 25 reviews)
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Teen, 15 years old Written byMedia45 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byBooktalker April 9, 2008

Excellent Story from TV series everything answered

The whole family went! Children from 13, 16 & 20, plus Mom & Dad. Great entertainment for this age group. Sexual sitations are vague. Violence is the primary concern involving social behaviors, drug modifications, eventually leading to cannibalism.
Adult Written byfritzsky April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byMr Blonde January 29, 2014
A bit clunky! Clunky!!!!!!!! Forget Star Trek! Watch firefly and serenity and prepare to be wowed.
Kid, 10 years old July 16, 2013

Director Joss Whedon brings us a fun sci-fi adventure tale with convincing acting

Good movie, really weird though. Has a lot of sci-fi action and decent special effects. My mpaa rating PG-13 for sci-fi violence and frightening/disturbing images.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old May 18, 2013

Sci-fi movie almost as good as show.

This movie is almost as good as the show, but it has quite a bit of blood when fighting the reavers, and a (inexplicit) sex scene at the end. It's probably ok for kids 12 and over though.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byst_patrick876 November 16, 2010

Firefly ends on a good note

this movie provides the perfect finale for the series
Adult Written byrocketman April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byLord Cheez April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byLuke54 May 25, 2015

best sci-fi movie ever

This is my favourite sci-fi movie I love it. All the answers that were left in the show was answered in this movie. Its style in the show is still in the movie which I like. It has some bits of violent content in it but not to heavy. It has people dealing, not drugs, food for money and it has some scary moments. I love this movie if like sci-fi you should like this.
Kid, 11 years old October 1, 2013


My rating: RATED PG-13 FOR INTENSE SEQUENCES OF SCI-VIOLENCE, DISTURBING IMAGES, LANGUAGE AND SOME SEXUAL CONTENT. Fun, high-octane sci-fi action flick has violence, scary images. Violence- A man is shot while he is dragged away by Reavers (mercy kill). PG-13 On a hologram, a woman is attacked by Reavers, and she screams. PG-13 A man is stabbed with a sword. PG-13 One sci-fi space battle with lasers. PG/PG-13 A girl holds a small double-bladed axe that briefly drips blood. PG-13 Gun violence. A man is shot abruptly. We later find out that he is okay. PG-13 A skeletal corpse is shown of dead people. PG-13 A Reaver's face is pressed up against glass. His face is mutilated. PG-13/R One intense battle against Reavers, including gunfire, martial arts, and scary images of Reavers. PG-13/R Great fun for family! Off for ages 0-11, pause for 12, and fine for 13+.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byOldBob13 July 14, 2010

Smart, funny, and entertaining western-in-space is too creepy for kids

Based on the 2002 show, Firefly, Serenity is basically a thanks-for-waiting present for fanboys who never got to see a second season. The story is fairly similar to the show: the crew of the spaceship Serenity try to sneak past the evil Alliance and the canniballistic Reavers to help two stowaways reach safety. While the strange western-in-space theme may be too odd for some to handle, fanboys will absolutely love it. It's funny, smart, well-written, and delightfully creepy. All the actors turn in memorable performances. The special effects are stunning. I can safely say this is one of the best sci-fi movies I have ever seen (next to Star Wars and Avatar). Unfortunately, kids will not get to share the experience, since this movie contains some jarring scary moments. The Reavers will scare the pants off anyone under the age of ten. And for tweens, there are too many sexual references to ignore. This film is best left for teens and up only. A+.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bykatiemay017 November 28, 2009

great movie for 13+

AMAZING!!! KAYLEE IS AWESOME!!! the Reavers are kinda creepy, but otherwise the movie is awesome. the space theme is cool, the effects are good, and the characters and plot rock. Firefly fans, Kaylee and Simon finnaly get together!!! GREAT MOVIE!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Educator and Parent of a 8 and 11 year old Written byMrs. W September 18, 2009
The idea revealed at the end (don't want to spoil things by being too precise here) is deeply terrifying and the stuff of nightmares for adults, let alone kids.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written byCastellanos December 31, 2008

Enjoyable Space Adventure

This is very enjoyable sci-fi, action movie. I would recommend this movie to any star wars fan, or anyone who like those space movies with lasers, flying in space, and explosions. There is a couple of swear words, (1 f**k, maybe 1 or 2 s**t and maybe 2 d**n) There is 2 scenes of kissing and one leads to an off-screen sex.There are many space lasers, gun and fist fights and some zombie cannibals. There are some sudden deaths of major characters, and one short scene of torture on a young girl. Overall, I'd suggest this for 12 year olds, but some 11 year olds would be okay.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybubbo April 9, 2008


Kind of cheesy and confusing. Not particularly enjoyable.
Adult Written bySicignano April 9, 2008
Adult Written byCrazy Chel April 9, 2008

Great for Firefly fans!

Hubby and I were really looking forward to this movie and we weren't disappointed. Our kids are too young to watch (11 and under,) but good action and good moral point to the story-that everyone needs to believe in something. A few unexpected story surprises but a great movie.
Teen, 14 years old Written bycan u dig it? April 9, 2008

Everyone loves River-fu!

This is my new favourite movie. twaz awesome beyond belief. i havent seen firefly (teh series) yet. i plan to, though. it had everything one would want in a movie and, more importantly, it was not at all cliche or predictable. P.S. to bubbo: you are obviously norrow-minded and uninteresting. serenity is not laughable nor cheezy. go stuff yourself. also, i can kill you with my brain.
Adult Written bySabbrielle April 9, 2008


You will watch Serenity on the edge of your seat. The dialogue is snappy and when it's funny, it's very funny. The characters are layered and fascinating. This movie is about loyalty, the difficulty of doing the right thing, and making the best of what you have. Every family should have a copy. However, because of the intensity of many scenes and disturbing imagery, I would not recommend that any child 10 or under sees this. June 23rd is Serenity Day, when fans of Firefly and Serenity will go out and purchase the movie to show Universal there is support for a sequel. p.s. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the "Operative," not the "Operator."