I know this isn't going to be popular, but I'm one of the people who didn't particularly like the movie. I saw it with my boyfriend, who was a diehard Browncoat. He petitioned for the show, supported it in anyway possible, etc. We walked out of that movie disappointed. What's frustrating is that so many people who loved the movie get pissed off at us and others for not "seeing the genius", etc. I know, a lot of you guys are nice about it, but there are some people who just slam others just because they didn't like it. Remember, everyone has their own opinion and they have their opinion for their own reasons. Instead of attacking those for not "getting it" or whatever, just let it go. Saying stuff like "Don't you get it?! He's a genius! What's wrong with you for not getting it?!" or arguing and arguing over it isn't going to change someone's mind. The show was a lot of different things to a lot of different people.
One major thing to remember with movies is that there is not one single movie out there that has been made where every single last person who saw it liked it. There are always going to be people who don't. There are always going to be people who were disappointed for different reasons.
We're not all Whedonites. Some of us were just fans of Firefly. Let it go, and move on, and if you loved the movie, that's great. Good for you. Just don't try and righteously preach to those who don't. It's irritating, because I consider myself an intelligent invididual, and I do not appreciate being made to feel stupid or dumb over a MOVIE. Just because we may not have been totally down with the movie, doesn't make us any less of a Firefly fan, and it's not your place to say otherwise just because we didn't love the movie blindly.