Cowboy’s in space is one way to describe this movie. The whole frontier theme mixed with a revolutionary war air was really well done. The environment, steeped with its own lingo and rough and tumble look to everything was pitch perfect. Like cyberpunk meets the wild west.
The story itself manages to avoid some of the normal pitfalls TV series make when going to the big screen. The movie moves the storyline as a whole forward and truly adds several new and dynamic dimensions to how future storylines will play out (if they play out). Exactly the level of impact you would expect for shelling out big bucks for something you normally get to watch for free (relatively speaking).
I am now a Josh Whedon fan. I was before but this
cements it. Buy this movie, buy the series. You will be happy
you did so.