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YMMV: Serenity
  • Cult Classic: The movie didn't perform very well financially, but it is almost universally loved among the show's original fans.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: included in the blooper reel is an extra take of the shot in which Mal orders his crew to mask their ship as a Reaver's. The original scene is very nearly a Kick the Dog scene, but the moment Mal's improvised orders change from the script is the moment that he takes the line and guts it with a screwdriver.
    "Put Book front and center; he's our friend, we should honor him. Kaylee, find that kid who's taking a dirt-nap with baby Jesus — we need a hood ornament. Jayne! Try not to steal too much of their shit!"
  • Ear Worm: Fruity Oaty Bars.
  • Fridge Brilliance: See the page.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Reaver ships constantly broadcast the sound of dozens (possibly hundreds) of people screaming.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Jayne snaps at River, uttering "I'll show her good and all, I got man parts" in "Trash". Fast forward to the Curb-Stomp Battle of Maidenhead, and...
  • Memetic Mutation: "Ceiling River is Watching You Have Sex."
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Operative's destruction/massacre of anywhere/anyone Serenity might go to for help.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Solomon Northup is the Operative.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some fans of Firefly were not pleased that the "space western" elements from the TV show were dropped in favor of a more traditional sci-fi feel. This is ignoring the fact that many entire episodes of Firefly were largely sci-fi and had little "western" to themnote  and the entire intro sequence of the movie was as pure "space western" as you could get.
  • Uncanny Valley: This is where the lovedoll designers of the future are situated.
  • The Woobie: Both River and Simon.


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