THEY DID!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????????
You can't kill off Alan Tudyk's character!!!!!!! What if they bring back the friggin' series? FUCK!!!!!!
And... and... his hair was too short, and they hardly gave him ANY LINES OR ANYTHING TO DO AND DAMMIT, I FORGAVE THEM BECAUSE I FIGURED HE'D GET MORE TIME IN THE NEXT MOVIE AND THEY KILLED HIM!!!!
Okay. I'm better now. I know it's probably because he doesn't want to go back to doing a TV series, and/or has other movies planned (I hope!), and/or it's because Joss loves killing people off, and he and the preacher were logical choices (because the girl could take his place as pilot and it frees up Zoe, and he and Zoe were just too smugly happy; and the preacher always felt like extra baggage). But, still... he was the heart and soul of Firefly for me. *sad*
Let's see, other things I didn't like, before I get to the good parts? Well, I dun got tired of all of that there frontier talk these folks conjured up to talk 'mongst themselves. Kinda sounded put on to me, iffen you know what I mean. Awkward-like, I reckon. Kinda gets to ya after a while and gets ANNOYING! *G* And too much fighting and long battle sequences.
But, everything else? GREAT!!!! Great storyline, amazing "villain", so many good quotes that, of course, I can't remember - *L* - astounding fight sequences for River, love the crush the girl has on the doctor, good lines and characterization by everybody, a very fleshed-out 'verse, very very rich in details, yet moved along great, and, of course, an excellent job of introducing non-Firefly fans to it all without boring the ones who know the series. And Chinese is a great language for cussing in. *G* I'd love to know what those phrases translate to.