Now in the opposite direction of the Van Helsing thread, I seemed to be one of the only people who actually disliked Serenity. I LOVED the show Firefly, but I really felt the big screen version was lacking. I love Joss Whedon, his tv work and some of his comic stuff at least, but the movie convinced me he works better in a medium where you can build long burning character arcs. The movie felt too rushed. Characters I loved and were most original (Jayne as a wannabe bad guy who has an inescapably good heart, a religious man in Book who isn't portrayed as a crazy loon) got pushed to the side for characters who were not only done better in the tv show, but have been seen plenty of times before in the genre (Mysterious super girl, rough and rugged hero and bland pretty boy doctor). Mal in the show came off much better; here he seemed bitter about loosing the war to the point where it became hard for me to empathise. He seemed like a spoilt child in that if his side didn't win, he would try to sabotage the other,d espite the war being over. The revers were fearsome in the show, here despatched in minutes by a sub par superchick. Not to mention I didn't find River in the least bit interesting in the show, ditto the movie. Am I the only one who wished they let the show lie in peace?