Firefly's fans are not only enthusiastic—they're ambitious, too. Some of them are SO in love with the series and its follow-up movie that they've banded together to film their own sequel to the film Serenity, titled Browncoats: Redemption.
All proceeds from the sale of DVDs of the movie—meant to go on sale in September—will go to charity, so their hearts are certainly in the right place. And the trailer, which we've embedded, has had us looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.
Now the first review of the film has appeared online, and here's what one fan named Burlapin had to say:
I got to see a rough cut of it at this year's Can't Stop The Serenity (charity screening of Browncoat suff and Serenity/Jossfest). Super fun day.
I have never walked out of a movie before because it was bad. Once because of a bladder infection and I was six, once because the movie wasn't what I thought, and that's it- I have sat through movies great and terrible. But nothing could have prepared me for the travesty that was Browncoat Redemption.
They put a lot of work into it. But a lot of work does not equal quality finished product. The script dragged and dragged... I fell asleep at one point about half way through (and when I awoke it was the SAME AWEFUL SCENE) prompting me to leave. Many others did as well. Keep in mind, this was a group of diehard Firefly fans.
God it was bad. Just wanted to warn you... don't waste your time.
Burlapin went on to write:
Yeah. I mean, kudos for creating it. I always feel like an ass when I think "I could have made something way better than this" because I can, but I didn't. They at least put the effort into doing it, and that's awesome. ...Not so awesome that it makes it good though. :'(
Of course, even though this one review is less than stellar, remember—it's only of a rough cut, and we can still hope that the final film will be made of win.
Have YOU had a chance to catch Browncoats: Redemption at a convention? If so, let us know what you thought of it below.