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Veronica Mars Movie - SPOILERS INSIDE

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Mar 14, 2014 #21 of 147
    madscientist

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    Samsung was the one I was thinking of. Not just the Galaxy pads but every mobile phone they showed, plus the van, etc.
     
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    deaklet

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    Also, how SMOKING HOT was Tina Majorino? Those shoulders, man....
     
  3. Mar 14, 2014 #23 of 147
    deaklet

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    We went to a showing at 4:30 today. The theatre had about 25 people in it, all of whom, by the sound of it, were VM fans and loved the flick.

    We were discussing the questionable wisdom of allowing digital downloads at the $35 level, which will likely drive down box office revenue. I'm hoping the numbers support the film.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2014 #24 of 147
    cmontyburns

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    The guy who "won" (bid) that reward is Canadian and they ran into issues with him working on location for a US-based film. They re-did the idea so he appeared in an on-screen video (e.g. he was on the TV or the phone screen or whatever -- I forgot to look for the scene) during the movie.
     
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    madscientist

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    Oh one thing that annoyed me... they said Mac was working for Sun Microsystems? WTH? Sun got bought by Oracle like 5 years ago... that's pretty lazy. There are a ton of hip tech companies they could have chosen.. and which are actually still in business. Sigh.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2014 #26 of 147
    cmontyburns

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    It was a joke. Keith is a little out of touch.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2014 #27 of 147
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    The one AMC theater nearest the Milwaukee area, at Mayfair Mall, sold out the 7:00 showing. We ended up deciding to go out to the next nearest, at Johnson Creek (halfway between Milwaukee and Madison). Very sleepy little theater, next to no one there when we showed up. However, by the start time of 7:05, there was a decent audience of 40-45 or so, if I had to guess. I'd suspect nearly all were fans already, and a vast majority were Kickstarter sponsors.

    For the movie, if I had to quibble with one thing, it's that it didn't really look like Neptune anymore. Even the Mars Investigations offices -- ESPECIALLY that, actually -- looked so much different. There was something so iconic about the set that they built for the TV show, and I don't know that they were able to recapture that look and feel. The upstairs tiny, dank offices with the colored glass and the neon filtering in is one of the things I remember the most. This Mars Investigations set looked too clean. It reminded me of a doctor's office (not a GOOD one, mind you).

    (As an aside, I'd love to know where Keith managed to come up with the money to move out of the apartment and into a home, given that home prices are probably obscene in Neptune, unless you're on the wrong side of the tracks.)

    One question: The Neptune High yearbook she picked up at "Ruby's" apartment looked as thick as a phone book. Are yearbooks really that freaking huge at schools? I went to a small school, so ours were maybe 1/10th that thick.

    I'll probably have more thoughts tomorrow after I get some sleep and get another chance to rewatch it.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2014 #28 of 147
    Kamakzie

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    Just got done watching and I enjoyed it quite a lot. It definitely met or even exceeded expectations.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2014 #29 of 147
    Peter000

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    That's probably a drop in the bucket in comparison to actually selling the digital download for $20, and renting it for $7.

    I don't think they're very worried about theater revenue.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2014 #30 of 147
    madscientist

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    Hm. I thought that when the question was asked, just because it was silly, but then the way Mac reacted made it seem like it wasn't. Maybe it just didn't quite work on screen as intended. Anyway, no big deal.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2014 #31 of 147
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    Yup. I saw Samsung everywhere! Phone, tablet, laptop... I didn't mind it though.

    Yes, RT explained in one of the updates that Leighton Meester was unavailable. I was a bit disappointed with that, but since she was dead the whole movie and only on video/pics, it wasn't HORRIBLE.

    I just would have liked to see Blair from Gossip Girl with Gossip Girl's voice :p

    This... Entirely.

    I went to the theater to see it last night. Very cool, I'm glad I did. The energy was awesome. Every time a new/old character (like Deputy Leo!) came on, people would cheer/clap. Cool.

    I liked the movie. I have some of the same opinions/questions (Weevil...Celeste Kane being the one to shoot him?!...Officer Sachs dying...Keith's new house/office...) but other than that, I liked it.

    During Veronica and Logan's sex scene, I leaned over to my husband and said, "This is what we paid for" and he called it the five million dollar sex scene :p

    I hope there is more to come. I bought it on iTunes, even though I'll get the Blu-Ray and got the Flixster code (yuck, Flixster).
     
  12. Mar 15, 2014 #32 of 147
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    I just got back from what is apparently the only theater in the entire state of Maryland showing it.

    I liked it a lot. As feature film sequels to cult TV franchises go, it's no Serenity, but then again, what is?

    A few nits to pick ... the bit about Weevil was a bit of WTF randomness that could have been cut completely. Also, I would have liked to know who was in the truck in the car crash bit.

    My biggest complaint is that whatever chemistry Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring had back in 05 and 06 is completely gone. I could have bought that she would have stayed because it was the right thing to do, but staying because of him ... no.
     
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    I think the bit with Weevil was really just to set up his return to the motorcycle gang, a reminder that he had been living a life that didn't really reflect who he is. That, of course, parallels Veronica's story.

    The car crash bit definitely wasn't clear. I assume the implication was that it was someone from the sheriff's office who knew Sachs was about to turn on them. But I don't know who Sachs saw in the mirror, how he knew they were being watched, and how the hit-and-run was really intended to work.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2014 #34 of 147
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    I get the sense that RT deliberately included those seemingly loose threads -- the bit with Weevil, and the bit with Sachs -- to provide openings for other Veronica Mars stories, whether they are the books that he is writing now, or possibly another VM series or movie.

    This movie sort of felt like a cross between a movie (the fact that the main story was begun and concluded here) and a pilot episode of a TV show, in that respect.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2014 #35 of 147
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    I suspect budget and actor availability issues forced them to film in LA instead of Oceanside like the TV series.

    It did make the show look very different.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2014 #36 of 147
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    Rob Thomas wrote in an early KS update how thrilled he was to be shooting in LA.

    I think I found a minor goof. At the beginning of the film, Veronica and Piz are in New York, where she is interviewing with the law firm, yes? And she visits Piz where he works at the studio of This American Life (which is where the Ira Glass cameo is.) Piz is shown speaking into a microphone with the WBEZ logo, which is of course the radio station where it is produced. In Chicago.
     
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    Mostly because the alternative was making Vancouver look like LA.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2014 #38 of 147
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    Love Justin Long and Dax Shepherd in the club.

    And the only F bomb came from Ms. Bell telling Long to "F--- off."

    Awesome.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2014 #39 of 147
    gilmoregirls102

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    Also...in the "In Memory Of..." video at the reunion didn't show Lily Kane...?

    They showed Felix Tomb, so why not Lily?
     
  20. Mar 15, 2014 #40 of 147
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    Lilly was a year ahead of Duncan, Veronica, and Logan (she was a senior while they were juniors). (Source: http://marsinvestigations.net/media.php?media_id=172)

    The In Memoriams would only be looking at those actually in the class of 2004 that died.
     

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