TV powerhouse Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen. This tongue-in-cheek sci-fi western (2005) reunites the show’s cast in a story that pits its band of rebels roving space on the Serenity against the might of the ruling interplanetary Alliance and the fearsome Reaver cannibals. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things) is the sinister operative dispatched to retrieve the ship’s psychic passenger, who, as played by Summer Glau, kickboxes better than Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi combined. Cinematographer Jack Green (Unforgiven) gives the low-budget production a handsome gloss.