Almost a year ago, I helped fund the Veronica Mars Kickstarter Project as many dedicated Marshmallows* (*Dedicated hardcore Veronica Mars fans) did. Yes, I too was campaigning for the movie ever since the original TV show was cancelled. So when the Veronica Mars Project appeared on Kickstarter, I did not hesitate to give them my money.
I pledged $265 for the Deluxe Logan Lovers package which included a personalised autographed Jason Dohring photo, signed movie poster, PDF copy of the movie script, digital download of the film on the day of release, 2 different designed backer t-shirts, constant movie progress updates and a blu-ray/DVD copy of the film. This was all on top of making the Veronica Mars movie a reality.
Expensive as it sounds, this was one of the best things I have ever done.
The Veronica Mars movie takes place 10 years after Veronica, played by Kristen Bell graduated from Neptune High. She finds herself drawn back to her old town to help Logan Echolls, played by Jason Dohring out a out of a murder mystery pickle, whilst at the same time arrives in Neptune back in time for her high school reunion.
This isn’t just a reunion for Veronica, but for fans too; reunited with favourite characters from the series such as Keith Mars played by Enrico Colantoni, Wallace played by Percy Daggs III, Mac played by Tina Majorino, Piz played by Chris Lowell, Dick Casablancas played by Ryan Hansen, Weevil played by Francis Capra and many more…
Unfortunately, the movie is very limited in cinemas as the film was available for digital download the same day it was released. I was lucky enough to catch a one-time screening in my city however, and it was such an amazing experience to watch the film along with other die-hard Marshmallows, some who also like meinvested money into the making of the film. Our reactions were all the same; we laughed, we gasped, we cheered – it was incredible.
As for the movie itself, I actually attended the film with a non-fan who ended up enjoying the movie just as much as I did. You don’t have to be an already obsessed fan to enjoy the Veronica Mars movie, but it helps. And as a fan, you’d pick up a lot of inside jokes and remarks that pay tribute to the original series.
The story itself is great and action-packed full of drama, mystery, humour, surprise and a love triangle that fans will continue debating about for years. Director, writer and creator, Rob Thomas has not only truly outdone himself and satisfied fans that have beeso long for Veronica to finally have a proper ending, but has also ignited a Veronica Mars book series which continues directly after the film in case you want more.
It is no secret that I loved the Veronica Mars movie. As a Marshmallow myself, I am not only satisfied with this film concluding so many things that were left open for years, but I am finding myself itching for a movie sequel. Should opportunity arise again, I would not hesitate to hand over my money once more. And I am hoping that this book series will help suffice my hunger for more Veronica Mars for now.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend a viewing of this film. Because you haven’t seen this film yet, you haven’t lived.