Review: Veronica Mars

Title: Veronica Mars
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rob Thomas
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni
Runtime: 1 hr 47 mins
What It Is: Veronica Mars (Bell) was Neptune nosiest private eye, a chip off the old block perhaps? Not so fast, she’s now living in New York with her boyfriend Piz (Chris Lowell). But when old flame, and notorious Hollywood bad boy Logan Echolls is in serious trouble for murdering his girlfriend, Mars’ ex-classmate and world renowned pop star Bonnie Deville. Mars is certain Logan is innocent and goes back to Neptune to prove it. Did Logan do it? Will Veronica get the job she interviewed for at a high-price lawyer’s office? Who is this weirdo Ruby Jetson and what the hell is wrong with her? All kinds of mysteries for Veronica to snoop her nose in, and as she states in the film she’s just an addict getting her fix.    
What We Think: I started out on a even keel with this film as I’d never seen the show. What I didn’t like was that there were many things I didn’t understand because I hadn’t seen the show. Some of the relationships were touched on in the opening in the film. Almost like a “previously on Veronica Mars” segment. This was sorta helpful in establishing were out protagonists fits in, but a majority of this film just seemed like fillerish fan-service.
Our Grade: C-, Making a feature length “where are they now” for your fans is an honorable task but not one that lends itself outside that demographic. This has been glaringly obvious when you look at the box office. No one outside of their core fans have really flocked to the film. And there’s really nothing wrong with the film itself. completely really isn’t bad, and there’s really nothing wrong with the story except that I was completely apathetic about it. I’m glad the fans got their movie but they seem to be the only ones who care.

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