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. Seen here.
      Mal: 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!
    • More canonically, after Mr Universe's Heroic Sacrifice, we see him lying dead... in the arms of his own love doll. With his final message recorded in it.
  • Ear Worm: The Fruity Oaty Bars commercial might only be designed to trigger Manchurian Agents, but it'll worm its way into anyone's brain.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Believe it or not, some fans of Firefly refuse to acknowledge this film's existence, primarily because they refuse to accept Wash and Book's deaths.