Veronica Mars lives!

As a huge fan of the greatest teen detective ever (Harriet and Encyclopedia were a little young to be in this category and there isn’t time to get into Nancy here…) I couldn’t wait for this Kickstarter-funded movie to open.

I rented it on Amazon over the weekend and I loved it.

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It felt like a four episode arc of the show…just nine years later.  After leaving her hometown to go to law school and start a new life, Veronica gets pulled back when her high school boyfriend is accused of murder. Of course the whole gang comes together to help her solve the crime. It had all of the action, humor, love, friendship and self-doubt we’ve come to expect from writer/creator Rob Thomas (he also created and wrote my beloved Party Down).

I don’t think it really stands as a movie; I can’t imagine anyone who didn’t watch the show would be that interested. (If you find yourself in that camp, by all means, watch the show. You can get all three seasons online and I guarantee you’ll love it.) But it was exactly what the fans wanted. It didn’t try to be something different. which I really applaud.

I can’t wait to watch it again. (Also, I’m definitely ready for the Buffy/Angel movie…as long as they’re both in it)

– Jen


7 Responses to “Veronica Mars lives!”

  • Laurel Says:

    It was so good! I agree with you – I don’t think it’ll translate well for people who didn’t watch the show, so I can’t see them finding a new audience.

  • Tamara Says:

    I want to rent it! But when I go to the listing all I see is a button to pre-order the DVD. I am inept! :-(

    • JenAndrews Says:

      Sorry, I thought that link would take you to all the options. Just go to your homepage and on the left hand side pull down the menu (Shop by department) and you’ll see Unlimited Instant Videos! I can’t wait for you to see it.

  • Brendan Says:

    I am really excited to watch this, I’m glad you enjoyed it even if it didn’t try something different. If it can get even a few more people interested in checking out the show just to see what it’s all about, that’s great. Although I kinda hope people that are interested will watch the show first because I imagine the movie will undoubtedly spoil the reveals in the show. This was the first show where I bought the entire series on DVD in college, and I still have it! I’m considering watching the first two seasons in preparation for the movie.

  • Emily Says:

    I’m one of the thousands and thousands of people that contributed to the Kickstarter and I do not regret my decision. I began to get a bit nervous as movie day rolled around, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has also been fun to hear Kristen Bell and the series creator Rob Thomas over the last few weeks talk about how much they loved making the show and how they held out hope since the cancelation that they would be able to bring this character back at some point. I particularly enjoyed Kristen’s Bullseye interview.

  • J Sam Says:

    I started watching the TV series due to all the movie talk I’ve been hearing. I’m halfway thru season 1 and VM reminds me of a less weird and creepy Twin Peaks. I kinda liked TP and I’m liking VM so far.