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Veronica Mars Movie - SPOILERS INSIDE

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

  1. Mar 15, 2014 #41 of 147
    StacieH

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    What was with the other two guys behind Madison and Shelly? That was creepy. BTW, was that supposed to be Shelly Pomroy?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2014 #42 of 147
    LoadStar

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    According to the shooting script, yes. Not sure if if was the same actress who played Shelly Pomroy during the show (who only appeared once in a non-speaking role, during "A Trip to the Dentist.")
     
  3. Mar 15, 2014 #43 of 147
    StacieH

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    I believe there were two or three Shellys in the series.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2014 #44 of 147
    Zevida

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    I loved it! Far exceeded my expectations, which were low. I wasn't sure they could pull it off but they did!

    I agree it was more like a TV show on the big screen, but I don't care. I think you either kept the same show and just made it feature length or you changed it to something different. I'm glad they returned to the Neptune of the small screen. I thought it worked great. Seeing all this characters again makes me miss the show so much - I wish there was another three seasons for me to watch (six seasons and a movie!).

    One thing I missed was the bit of dialog when Ruby was in the talent show - she said something on the video after she started getting booed and they said she had to take her exams at home and wasn't allowed back at school. I didn't hear what she said and it didn't seem like anyone else in the theater could make it out either - a lot of confused whispers.

    And of course, I am a diehard Logan-Veronica 'shipper, so I loved how that worked out. The uniform - YUM! And when he referenced the our love is epic speech - awesome. I thought their chemistry was fine - he's a little more grown up and a little less smoldering, so it was sizzling, but it was plenty hot enough for me. I felt bad for Piz though. Chris Lowell did a great job with that scene.

    I knew I recognized Cobb but thought I should remember him from the show, didn't realize it was Martin Starr!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2014 #45 of 147
    gilmoregirls102

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    Ok. That makes sense!

    I always thought it was the other way around for some reason.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2014 #46 of 147
    gilmoregirls102

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    I think those guys were supposed to be their husbands. Which is why when Madison said Veronica didn't have class, it was ironic because HER HUSBAND was the one without class. I assumed that was Shelly Pomroy...
     
  7. Mar 15, 2014 #47 of 147
    Robin

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    just finished the movie. I quite enjoyed it. I watched at home so there was no "tv show on the big screen" factor. I watched it on the same screen I rewatched the show on the last few weeks.

    Had I not just rewatched I wouldn't have remembered Leighton meister was Carrie Bishop. The recast was distracting.

    It was good of Piz to break up with Veronica so she was free to bang Logan. :-D

    Speaking of Piz, is anyone actually "Team Piz"? It seems like everyone is either "Team Logan" or "Team Neither".

    Maybe Keith wrote another book.

    My HS yearbook ('95, 400 students in my graduating class) was just a little smaller.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2014 #48 of 147
    LoadStar

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    I am a bit on "Team Piz," if only because of how toxic Veronica's relationship is with Logan. As I noted in the other thread, I binge watched my way through much of the series. By the end, I was so over Logan and Veronica. Every week Logan (and occasionally Veronica) would do something stupid, the two would nearly have a knockdown drag out fight about it, they'd break up, then they'd get right back together, all while Piz watches and occasionally gets treated as the show's kicktoy. It got old, fast.

    Nice to see that poor Piz is the kicktoy in the movie as well. Actually, you know, I guess I might not be on Team Piz, because he deserves better than Veronica.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2014 #49 of 147
    Graymalkin

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    Damn Flixster crapped out on me during the credits, so I saw only James Franco's bit. I hear there were other tidbits in the credits. So spoil it for me, please!
     
  10. Mar 16, 2014 #50 of 147
    Maui

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    According to the script

     
  11. Mar 16, 2014 #51 of 147
    JYoung

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    Poor Piz.
    Not only did he get his heart broken but his name is Piz.

    The problem with Piz is that in spite of the dorky name, he's too good.
    Logan is the far more interesting character.
    (And to be honest, I detested the character of Logan at first. Until he had his breakdown when he came to terms that with the fact that his mother was really dead. That scene caused my jaw to drop and hooked me on the show.)

    Nice to see that Dick is still a dick.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2014 #52 of 147
    TriBruin

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    Saw this yesterday in the theater and mostly enjoyed it.

    I can echo the same comments that most other have expressed that it felt "small". I understand it was a low budget movie, but it felt more like a made for TV movie than a big screen movie.

    Some of the things I like:

    The same witty dialog along with a lot of in-jokes (FBI in "another life" and Logan saying "Thanks for keeping it PG-13 after Veronica rattled of some alternate F words. Keeping the F-Bomb count to 1 in the movie

    Seeing some of our favorite characters again. It was great to see characters as Sachs, Leo, Cliff, Principal Clemons and even Vinny again. (As an aside, every time a favorite character showed up on screen, there was a big "ahh" in the theater.)

    The relationship between Veronica and Keith. More than the LoVe relationship, this was the relationship that keep the show moving. It was like they never left. Keith knows that Veronica is capable of so more in her life, but always wants her to be her own woman. I loved the scene when Veronica surprised Keith in his office. He knew immediately why she was in Neptune.

    Veronica Job's interview. Just a fun scene (even though I had already watched the first 8 minutes, it was still fun to see.) Minor nit: Piz and Veronica did not actual have sex on the video tape according to Veronica, it was only make out session.

    Dax Sheppards cameo. (Although I missed that it was Justin Long as well.)

    Things that bothered me:

    I still have no idea who the killer was in the original series. I don't remember him at all. I just rewatched the series over the last couple of months and his name is unfamiliar (what episode was he on.) Although I remembered the name Carrie Bishop, I didn't remember what episode she was in until it was mentioned in this thread. I think they would have been better to maybe use such characters as Madison Sinclair and Shelley Palmory instead, since they had reoccurring appearances in the series.

    I am not sure I buy Veronica and Logan hooking up again. I didn't feel they had the chemistry they may have once had.

    The corrupt Sheriffs department. Even under Don Lamb, the Sheriffs department was never corrupt. They may have looked the other way on certain 09er activities and Don Lamb may have been a "clown", but, in the end, he did want to solve the cases (if only for the glory.)

    Speaking of Sheriff, we did not get resolution on the end of the Series and who won the Sheriff's election. With scenes with both Keith and Vinny, how hard would it have been to throw in a line telling us who was elected?

    Neptune just felt wrong. It wasn't the Neptune in the series. The new sets didn't work for me.

    Again, I enjoyed the movie and would probably rate it a solid B. However, as much fun this year has been, since the Kickstarter campaign kicked off, I can't see this going much farther. I know they set up another movie at the end and could maybe even pull it off. But, I don't see much beyond that. if they really wanted to continue this story, I could see a couple of Made-for-TV movies and a few books, but that's it.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2014 #53 of 147
    Robin

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    The killer wasn't in the original series.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2014 #54 of 147
    Lori

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    They have said that they want Netflix or Amazon to pick them up for a 4th season. In that way , the movie was more of a proof of concept for that. A back door pilot, of you will. ;) I don't ever think that the movie was intended to be the endgame.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2014 #55 of 147
    Robin

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    That would be amazing. As much as I liked the movie I'd vastly prefer TV. As long as KB can do both that and house of lies.
     
  16. Mar 16, 2014 #56 of 147
    madscientist

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    I agree with your assessment of Don Lamb, but why does that mean that the Sheriff's department in the movie bothered you? This is a different Sheriff, and it's 10 years later. I have no problem with this department being outright corrupt where the previous one wasn't.

    I haven't rewatched for a while, but the way I remember it, it was quite clear that Keith lost the election.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2014 #57 of 147
    Zevida

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    Thanks!
     
  18. Mar 16, 2014 #58 of 147
    The Spud

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    I watched this episode this morning. Not clear, but probable. I am on my phone and not sure how to spoiler what happened so I will leave it at that.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2014 #59 of 147
    Robin

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    I don't think it's stated that he lost but it's pretty strongly implied that it's unwinnable.
     
  20. Mar 16, 2014 #60 of 147
    TriBruin

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    But, would anyone voted for Vinny? Seriously?

    I agree it was likely he would have lost, but it would have been nice to have some closure in the movie. A simple line during Veronica and Vinny's exchange could have settled it. RT could even had some fun with it:

    Maybe Vinny won the election but was removed from Office later for doing something stupid, like hooking up with a Prostitute in the Jail cell.
     

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