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The 25 Coolest Movie Crews | The Greatest Movie Gangs You'd Want To Be Part Of
The 25 Coolest Movie Crews | # 15 | The Crew Of Serenity The 25 Coolest Movie Crews | BackThe 25 Coolest Movie Crews | Next

The Crew Of Serenity | Serenity (2005) | # 15

It helped enormously, of course, that the crew of the rust bucket Serenity had had a TV show - albeit a short-lived one - to work out character kinks and conjure up some chemistry. So, by the time that Joss Whedon managed to persuade Universal to turn Firefly into a feature, Fillion's roguish Reynolds and his band of malcontents were a prickly, pally, pure delight, from the brutish Jayne (a never better Baldwin), to the tortured relationship of the good doctor Simon, always keeping an eye out for his killing machine sister, River. And the big screen allowed Whedon to not only unleash his trademark dialogue, but up the emotional ante too, savagely killing not only Shepherd Book but Alan Tudyk's Wash - arguably the series' most likeable character and one-half of a genuinely affecting and strong marriage with Torres' Zoe.

The Crew Of Serenity | Serenity (2005) | Captain Malcolm Reynolds It has to be Fillion, that perennial Empire fave, showing here the reasons why he's just that. Chiefly, we like him because he's a scoundrel.


Their Defining Moment
The climax, facing off against the evil Reavers, when it seems that every single member of the crew faces certain death. Nevertheless, they hang in there, long enough for River to snap out of her stupor and bring the pain.

Roll Call | Who's Who In The Movie Crew

Nathan Fillion
Captain Malcolm Reynolds
Alan Tudyk
Wash
Gina Torres
Zoe
Summer Glau
River
Adam Baldwin
Jayne
Sean Maher
Simon
Jewel Staite
Kaylee
Morena Baccarin
Inara
Ron Glass
Shepherd Book

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the fellowship, perhaps?
i thought the list was hilarious and brilliant, but the exclusion of frodo and the gang is criminal ... Read More

jkoopa About me

10:41, 06 January 2010 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
No Dude, you're right. But it isn't important, every guy knows that the Ghostbusters are the coolest movie team-up. I was certain they'd come top too. But really not worth worrying about. Empire just aren't exactly on the button much these days. ... Read More

tt904 About me

05:08, 21 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The 25 Coolest Movie Crews
No Ghostbusters?? Who hasn't whilst hoovering pretended that they were using a proton pack?!? Every kid wanted to be a ghostbuster!! How about the holy grail gang of Indiana Jones, Henry Jones Sr, Marcus Brody and Sallah too? ... Read More

mattstainer About me

17:40, 20 January 2009 | Report This Post
Make your own list
Well seeing that 80% of the responses here are from people who are not too happy about this list as a whole, how about a list from you guys?! Could be fun to compare. Now the next reply i bet is gonna be: "honestly i cba". I know it's alot of fun to tear things down, but it's also fun to build and show other people your work of art....isn't it? :) ... Read More

Thumbs About me

19:14, 19 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
L: Stewie_Griffin L: chizmund I went through the list thinking it was great, and the longer I went without seeing the Ghostbusters, the better I felt, knowing for sure that they'd have a high position. When I got to number 2 and still no sign of them, a massive, broad grin spread across my face, so eager was I to see what Empire would classify as their defining moment... But for 'S SAKE!!!m genuinely fuckin' angry about this. The fact they weren't number one would've been bad eno... Read More

chizmund About me

18:24, 19 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Wild Bunch for a start
Woah, the soldiers out of Predator? This is a joke, right? There just a bunch of one-dimensional, right-wing, macho idiots who exist only so we can see an alien warrior kill and skin them one by one. ... Read More

Rumbaabaa About me

13:42, 19 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
L: chizmund I went through the list thinking it was great, and the longer I went without seeing the Ghostbusters, the better I felt, knowing for sure that they'd have a high position. When I got to number 2 and still no sign of them, a massive, broad grin spread across my face, so eager was I to see what Empire would classify as their defining moment... But for 'S SAKE!!!m genuinely fuckin' angry about this. The fact they weren't number one would've been bad enough, but to be complete... Read More

Johnny Pneumonia About me

12:55, 19 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: cooooool!
r guys, it's the coolest crew.... p; Eggs ackelkry....coolest....not dorkiest or youngest or ' I remember liking this film when I was a kid' So many mistakes so many missed...sigh..   The Goonies....cool? In what alternate universe? Reservoir Dogs..because they all wore black suits and sunglasses? Ocean's Eleven....Ocean's Eleven...are you on medication? They're about as cool as Cliff Richards Pah...I speet on your choices....   Lee Marvin's bikers in the Wild One... Read More

FGT About me

10:24, 19 January 2009 | Report This Post
Be Cool
Remember guys, it's the coolest crew.... The Fellowship was a goody-two-shoes group, but they were never cool. Millenium Falcon crew, cool? No, well Han Solo was icecool, but you can't be cool sporting a haircut like Luke did, sorry. Ghostbusters were awesome fun, and only Bill was cool, Ernie was, well Ernie. Dan and Harold were geeks...nothing cool about that, at least to my knowledge. The Breakfast Club was a bunch of misunderstood teens. Cool?...undecided. I like this list ... Read More

Thumbs About me

21:09, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: And for that matter...
No Ghostbusters????  ... Read More

DJ Rob C: Mark II! About me

17:27, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
L: chizmund I went through the list thinking it was great, and the longer I went without seeing the Ghostbusters, the better I felt, knowing for sure that they'd have a high position. When I got to number 2 and still no sign of them, a massive, broad grin spread across my face, so eager was I to see what Empire would classify as their defining moment... But for 'S SAKE!!!m genuinely fuckin' angry about this. The fact they weren't number one would've been bad enough, but to be complete... Read More

Stewie_Griffin About me

13:57, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
L: bubba899 ...makes me wonder if theres any love left for my childhood heroes /quote]   That's what make it even more strange, bubba, considering the resurgence of interest in all things Ghostbusters over the last year or so, what with the development of Ghostbusters III, the video game "sequel" with the original cast, Sony announcing new DVD packages to mark the 25th anniversary this year, etc..   But having said that, even if there'd been no Ghostbusters news since 1989,... Read More

chizmund About me

13:49, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE:
Nice list, with some good teams like the mentions of Serenity and Top Secret but where is the Monster Squad they beat the Goonies every day of the week. Also lack of Ghostbusters isn't cool. ... Read More

matthewforan About me

12:49, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
L: chizmund I went through the list thinking it was great, and the longer I went without seeing the Ghostbusters, the better I felt, knowing for sure that they'd have a high position. When I got to number 2 and still no sign of them, a massive, broad grin spread across my face, so eager was I to see what Empire would classify as their defining moment... But for 'S SAKE!!!m genuinely fuckin' angry about this. The fact they weren't number one would've been bad enough, but to be complet... Read More

bubba899 About me

02:39, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The 25 Coolest Movie Crews
h... and the Last Crusade boys... Indy, Henry, Salla and Marcus, especially with the sunset finish! ... Read More

ijnesbit About me

20:27, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The 25 Coolest Movie Crews
've liked to have seen a Star Wars crew, maybe even the Tenenbaums, although they're a family, not a "crew." I know we'll all want to be a part of The Avengers when that finally comes out... AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! ... Read More

ijnesbit About me

20:25, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
I want to be a member of Wyld Stallions at the end of mp; Ted's Bogus Journeye got Bill and Ted, Little Bill and Little Ted, Robot Bill and Robot Ted, Station(s), the Princesses and Death.  Unbeatable. ... Read More

kingoftheducks About me

17:10, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
Is this the top 500 films list? Because if so,Ghostbusters was about number 300 (which is a fucking travesty itself!). ... Read More

Scabby About me

15:41, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
The Ghostbusters Saved The World. Twice.
I went through the list thinking it was great, and the longer I went without seeing the Ghostbusters, the better I felt, knowing for sure that they'd have a high position. When I got to number 2 and still no sign of them, a massive, broad grin spread across my face, so eager was I to see what Empire would classify as their defining moment...   But for 'S SAKE!!!m genuinely fuckin' angry about this. The fact they weren't number one would've been bad enough, but to be completely omitted.... Read More

chizmund About me

15:21, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
RE: Where are they?
I like this article but some things seem to be in the wrong order. The regulators should well be better positioned than what they are and also...WHERE THE HELL ARE THE GHOSTBUSTERS! ... Read More

willow1984 About me

13:09, 17 January 2009 | Report This Post
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