Yeah, RIGHT. It was awesome! Best gorram movie I've seen in a long, long time.
Following will be mad quotage shamelessly gacked from the thread on Browncoats because I'm too lazy to type it up myself, man. But first! The stuff in the theater before the screening!
My mom and I managed to put together Firefly 'verse costumes in about fifteen minutes. She looked like a cowgirl, and I went for a distinctly more Chinese feel. I wore my dark red shirt from RenFest - y'know, the one that bunches up at the neck and elbows?, - my swishy black pants, my mom's red and black Chinese jacket, black high-heeled boots, and a black neck choker with some dangling beads.
We stood in line for a while, just in front of a British guy, and right behind some teenagers. When we got into the theater, we sat in the middle of the second row. On my right was a bunch of teenage girls (and further down, a couple and their kid who looked about eight, which is awesome), on my mom's left there was a couple who were really cool. We were chatting, and whenever my mom said something, me and the guy would reply with almost the exact same words, and then laugh. And his wife and I argued against him on the merits of Riley, which was cool.
At one point, about 45 minutes before the screening, a theater worker (cute teenage guy) came up front to check the microphones. They were crapping out and not working for about five minutes, so when he finally got them to work, everyone started cheering super-loud. He grinned and asked if we wanted him to sing or something, and everyone screamed "YES!", so he did R2D2 noises into the mike before going to the back. It was hilarious. I love Browncoats.
Sitting in the second row turned out to be a brilliant idea - because Jewel Staite showed up! Seriously! It was awesome! And her husband looks like a high schooler. Seriously. He was YOUNG.
Mal: Dear Buddha, please give me a pony, and a plastic rocket, and -
Kaylee: Screw that, I wanna live!
Wash: I am a leaf on the wind, watch me soar.
River: I was afraid you'd make me sleep.
Simon: You could have asked.
Jayne: She's damaging my calm!
Mr. Universe: Mal? Guy killed me, Mal. Killed me with a sword. How weird is that?
River: I swallowed a bug.
Mal: What are you doing?
Inara: I'm praying for you.
The Operative: So many things are not what they seem. You are not a hero, the Alliance isn't an evil, tyrannical government -
Inara: And that wasn't incense.
Simon: Am I talking to Miranda now?
[River gives him a look.]
Simon: No, never mind.
The Operative: Target the Reavers. Target the Reavers! TARGET ANYTHING! WILL SOMEBODY START SHOOTING?!?
Jayne: Wouldn't a grenade be handy right about now?
Jayne: They take me, you put a bullet in me!
Jayne: Don't shoot me first!
Simon: If fighting starts, I want you to drop and run. It's ok for you to leave them behind to die.
Wash: Can we start with the part where Jayne gets knocked out by a 90 pound girl? Because that’s never getting old.
Mr Universe: You guys bring me the best violence.
Mal: While I'm gone, Zoe is in command. Now, if I'm not back in an hour, I want you to take this ship, take off... and you come and you rescue me!
Zoe: What, and risk my new ship, sir?
The Operative: Now, I came to you like a civilized man. I am unarmed -
[Mal shoots him, the Operative falls to the ground, and then gets back up.]
The Operative: I am, of course, wearing full body armour. I may be unarmed, but I'm not an idiot!
The Operative: Define 'disappeared'.
Zoe: A trap?
Mal: A trap.
Kaylee: How can you be so sure it's a trap? Why can't it be that Inara just wants to see you?
Mal: You were watching?
[Zoe, Wash, Kaylee, and Jayne look guilty.]
Mal: Did you see us fighting at all? [pause] No? It's a trap.
The Operative to Mal: You can't make me mad.
Inara: Please, spend an hour with this man!
Kaylee to Simon: Does that mean... sex?
River to injured Simon: You take care of me. You always take care of me. [Stands up.] My turn.
Jayne to Mal: Besides you and Zoe - hey, I'm talking to you! - besides you and Zoe, how many of your men made it out of that alley alive?
Zoe: You want to leave this room.
Jayne: [Looks at her and Mal.] ...yeah, I do.
Mal to Jayne: Do you want to run this ship?
Jayne: Yeah, I do!
Mal: Well... [Pause.] ...you can't!
The Operative: Do you know what your sin is?
Mal: Oh, I’m a big fan of all seven... but right now, I’m gonna have to go with wrath!
[Stabs down at him, misses.]
The Operative about River: That girl is an albatross.
Mal: Well, as I remember, that albatross was the boat's good luck charm until some idiot killed it. [Quickly, to Inara.] I have read a poem, don't act so surprised.
Mal: Define interesting.
Wash: Oh god, oh god, we're all gonna die?
Mal: Now, I have risked my life and crew on the assumption that you are a person. Now, if I'm wrong you should just shoot me now -
[River pulls back the hammer on a revolver.]
Mal: OR! Or, we can have a nice conversation about this.
The Operative to Mal: I can't believe you got this far... dressed like THAT.
Wash: How come there's a whole planet named Miranda and none of us ever heard about it?
Zoe: Nobody's saying that.
Wash: Nobody who isn't Jayne is saying that.
Mal on intercom: This is your captain speaking. We're going to experience a little bit of turbulence and then explode.
Mal: You have to tell me about that someday.
Book: No, I don't.
Mal: I've taken your sister into my protection, and if anything happens to her... I will be very choked up. Really, there might even be tears.
The Operative: Are you willing to die for your beliefs?
[Mal shoots at him.]
Mal: 'Course, that ain't Plan A.
Jayne: I can understand killing a man in a fair fight. Or if I think he's going to start a fair fight. Or if he has something I want. Or over a woman. Or if I'm getting paid for it. Mostly if I'm getting paid for it.
Jayne: Shepherd Book told me, if you can't do something smart, do something right.
Wash: Can I suggest something that doesn't involve violence, or is this the wrong crowd for that?
Mal: I have a way? Is that better then a plan?
Guy in Vault: I need to see some authorization!
[Jayne shoots down into the vault.]
Guy in Vault: ...Okay!
Mal, greeting identical twins: Fanty. Mingo.
Fanty: I'm Mingo, he's Fanty.
Mal: No, you're Fanty, he's Mingo.
Mingo: How do you always know who we are?
Mal: Fanty's prettier.
David Krumholtz was totally cute as Mr. Universe. I mean it, he was like a big technogeek puppy. I wanted to hug him, especially after... you know. Fanty and Mingo were also damn hot.
I still can't believe what Joss did. I mean, you think I'd have learned after he killed Jonathan, or after Anya and Amanda, or after Lindsey and Wesley, but noooo. I still haven't learned my gorram lesson. Wash! Baby! I still love you! Even though you're all corpsified and gross! Sniff.
But I understand why he did it, and I agree. (I also think that this is how I'd feel about Kate if I liked Kate on NCIS.) I mean, it wasn't until they had completely pulled back at the memorial site that I knew for sure the rest of the cast survived.
River kicked ass! And had some awesome lines. I especially loved her line at the end, when Mal asked if she knew what the first rule of flying was, and then went all "I guess you do now": "I do. But I like to hear you say it." I mean, that was just... aw! And her peeking in on Simon and Kaylee doing the naughty, teehee! Of course, it would have been better if it was Simon and Jayne, but still! It was awesome.
Also, I now have a Serenity keychain and a Serenity mini-poster autographed by Jewel Staite. Go me!