Serenity's allegory

Interesting thoughts on the political allegory behind Serenity:

You Whedon fans might want to spread this around...

Some thoughts on Serenity from Matthew Clayfield

Anyone, incidentally, noticed how critics read the film? Some point out (finally) that it's an improvement over Lucas' space fantasies, but carp over the lack of Harrison Fordlike charisma on the part of Mal (Frankly, I think Fillion has a low-key charm all his own), or the cheesy effects (Lucas' effects are state of the art; it's his script and sensibility that are cheesy); almost everyone points to the political allegory, but faints back from naming names (the Bush administration as the Alliance, terrorists as the Rievers, etc.).

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