Veronica Mars (Rated PG-13)
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Jerry O’Connell, and Enrico Colantoni
Directed by: Rob Thomas
Synopsis: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.
My Thoughts: I was and am a marshmallow. I watched Veronica Mars when it was on TV and own all of the seasons on DVD. I was one of those people who was pretty darn excited when they finally announced that Veronica Mars would be made into a movie. I was also convinced that my expectations were too high and I was too excited. There was absolutely no way they could come anywhere near what I was expecting of them. I’m happy and stunned to say that I was very wrong.
All of the characters were spot on. It is impressive that they managed to get the original actors back. Their acting was great and brought back so many amazing memories of each person on the show. I can’t even express how satisfying Veronica Mars was on the big screen. Seeing all of these beloved characters 10 years later just made me realize how much I wanted to the show to come back.
The plot was crazy, but still perfect for Veronica Mars. The reasoning behind Veronica’s return to Neptune was believable, which was a relief. The craziness that ensued once she was back was classic Neptune drama. I’m still utterly impressed with what Rob Thomas came up with for a script. He tied in cameos with characters that wouldn’t necessarily be part of the people you would expect to be in the movie and it all worked. Nothing felt forced or ridiculous.
The humor was nothing less than perfect. There were plenty of tie in jokes for old school Veronica Mars fans. However, it was still easy to follow if the movie is your first experience with Veronica and the gang. I know a few people who decided to give the show a try after seeing the movie. You will understand more and laugh a ton if you’re already familiar with the show, but it is not necessary in order to enjoy everything that the Veronica Mars movie has to offer.
I would highly recommend Veronica Mars whether you’re already a marshmallow or not. You’ll more than likely be one by the end of the movie.
5 out of 5 Popcorn Buckets = It can be summed up with one word, amazing.