Veronica Mars (★★★★☆)
Veronica Mars is an example of fan service done the right way. It’s a film for Veronica Mars fans by Veronica Mars fans. Literally. After raising nearly 6-million dollars on Kickstarter last year, director Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell were finally able to show Warner Bros. that there was indeed public interest for a film. Heck, even I contributed to that Kickstarter. That’s right. I like think that however good this film is it’s because of those $25 I gave them. I wish they could tell you exactly what your money went towards. I’m just curious. Did my $25 go towards wardrobe? Did it pay for Ken Marino’s hair gel? Who knows. Personally, I’m going to pretend that it paid for Max Greenfield’s pizza. That guy is awesome.
Anyway, as for the finished product, well, it’s very much what you would expect a Veronica Mars movie to be. With the same creative minds and cast in place, the movie feels like a proper followup to the show. It has all the intrigue and snarkiness that would expect and manages to get a ton of cameos and guest appearances without being overkill. For fans of the show, it’s obviously a must see. For those of you that don’t like the show, well, you’re dumb. Stop reading this because obviously you’re a terrible person. But for those that maybe haven’t seen the show, I think you’d still enjoy it. It’s basically Kristen Bell solving mysteries for a bunch of Samsung-loving overprivileged white kids. It’s pretty great.