Even in TWOK I was bothered by the 'get up alongside for the broadside' aspect, though at least it made sense at the end in the nebula. That's the part working best for me out of all of them, because the phaser going up INSIDE of RELIANT's nacelle just looks so damn cool.
Really wish they'd used phasers more, the torpedoes rarely looked energetic enough.
I actually think SERENITY's space battle trumps JEDI's, but not by much. It lasts as long as it needs to and there is so much going on that you can watch it many times and still find new bits of business.