i walked out of the theater satisfied and happy. as i was walking to the bathroom i overheard 2 guys talking.
g1: what movie did you guys see?
g1: oh that movie blew.
i couldnt believe my ears. i wanted to smack that ignorant baffoon upside his idiotic head. how could you not like that movie? great characters. great script. great action. and like all the episodes, it left me wanting more? as much as i wanted to smack him, i just shot him an evil 'what the fuck' glance. i noticed his friend was giving him the same look. he quickly added: 'but i never watched the show so i prob didnt get it.'
i thought joss wheadon did a great job of progressing the story for the fans and giving enough history for newbies to get into it. firefly was the only show i can think of where i liked every character. i had a relationship with those characters. i felt like part of their crew. but maybe thats kinda hard to get from just a 2 hr movie for a newbie. but as a fan of the show, i loved the movie.