For some reason, I woke up thinking about this. And they I searched and found this interesting blog post from a couple months ago on this very subject. I have to say, I generally agree with his comments. Especially the tracking scene. I know it feels neat to not cut for a couple minutes and see how big the set is. But, really, that shouldn't have taken precedence over storytelling. And the ADR - as he also mentions - is horrible. Just really, really bad. When I saw the film, it brought all the charm of both the show and the opening of the film to a grinding halt for me. It was a shame. And I could see how people who didn't know the characters wouldn't be drawn in by it. I didn't see either Firefly or Serenity until this year (though I'd watched the first 4 episodes years ago and had never gone on), and I liked Firefly quite a lot and I liked elements of Serenity, but on the whole I was left completely unsurprised that it didn't do better. I think by the time I saw both of them, I was far enough removed from the horrible things Fox did to the show and the fan campaigns both to be far less sentimental about it. Which isn't to say that I'm necessarily right, either, and that the mega fans are wrong. I'm just curious to have a discussion about it. Did the film fail to reignite the series because it went wrong? Or because viewers are dumb? Or because it should have but Fox is dumb? Or something else?