So this is why people like Josh Whedon and why Nathon Fillion is a complete badass? I went into this thinking that for some reason Mal was going to hit the deck during a heroic speech and so expected a downer ending but instead this was an amazing completely badass story about idealism through cynicism. This movie needs a sequel because this does for space opera what Avengers Assemble does for superhero movies, makes it personal, about the characters and entirely full of win. Plus (!SPOILERS!) the moment Serenity turns up to take on the alliance with a whole heck of Reavers beats every single badsass moment in every super hero movie I've seen. It'd be like the Doctor bringing the dalek empire in as cavalry. You cannot beat that.