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Veronica Mars Movie - SPOILERS INSIDE

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  1. Mar 16, 2014 #61 of 147
    mrmike

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    Speaking as a member of Team Leo (Or Team Mac, but that was never going to happen), I was a little disappointed to see Veronica falling into her rut with Logan again. That was always a toxic relationship and although they had chemistry, he was still a dbag even at his best. I get the redemptive arc they put him in with the Navy stuff but I don't feel it.

    Otherwise I thought it felt like what it was, a long-format TV movie / pilot episode. And I loved it.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2014 #62 of 147
    mrmike

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    Crappy product placement then, 'cause he was driving a BMW (6 series, I think, though it could have been one of the Ms)
     
  3. Mar 16, 2014 #63 of 147
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And Veronica.

    One thing that always impressed me about the show was that they let the heroine be somewhat of a selfish, self-absorbed dick who would do anything and use anybody to get what she wanted. And trust Bell to make us like her regardless.

    And that hasn't changed!
     
  4. Mar 16, 2014 #64 of 147
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    I am surprised this is getting such good reviews here. As much as I liked the series this movie was boring and ridiculous. Even as a tv episode it would be far below what we got during the series.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2014 #65 of 147
    LoadStar

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    Not sure what to say to that, other than that clearly you are in a very small minority. Rotten Tomatoes has it at a 75% critic rating, and 96% audience rating. *shrug* To each his or her own, I guess.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2014 #66 of 147
    Wil

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    It dragged at times. The script certainly did not crackle.

    That was the big disappointment. Low budget sure, but he had had plenty of time to be thinking out a compelling story.

    Like the first Star Trek movie, it was nice to see the old folks together again. I enjoyed the experience and certainly don't regret putting in a few bucks that day a long time ago.

    I'd love to someday see this edited down into a 2-parter. 86 minutes total, maybe as the first 2 episodes of a new TV series.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2014 #67 of 147
    domat

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    Average rating a 6.6. I would lean closer to 6 myself So I am not that far off. Considering the level of fanboishness of this show right now I don't think the audience rating at this point is meaningful.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2014 #68 of 147
    cmontyburns

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    Your assertion that the movie was worse than an episode of the TV show, coupled with your assertion that the high rating for the movie is driven by fans of the TV show, does indeed confirm that you are in a small minority in your opinion.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2014 #69 of 147
    Maui

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    The audience rating is meaningful for those of us who lied the show.

    If I asked someone "Would I enjoy the Veronica Mars movie?" I would much rather hear the opinion of someone who enjoyed the show as much as I did than a critic who may have never seen it before.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2014 #70 of 147
    DancnDude

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    I rented the movie on XBox and found it pretty entertaining. Watched at home because it was way cheaper and easier than going to the theater, even though there is one close to my house. It wasn't mind-blowing or anything but it was good. I liked seeing some of the characters together again, but some of them felt like there wasn't much point of them being in the movie other than to tick the box saying they were there.

    They make you feel really bad about Piz. He is just too much of a nice guy and Veronica seems like she just can't handle being with one.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2014 #71 of 147
    TAsunder

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    My wife enjoyed it a lot. She only scoffed at one or two moments. I, on the other hand, was fairly disappointed. And my disappointment grows as the excitement over seeing the characters again wears off.

    It just felt really incomplete in places and really off in other places. The reunion was a disaster and I think it would have actually been WAY better if they hadn't met the stretch goal to pay for the fisticuffs.

    A lot of dangling plot points ate into the meat of the story. The Weevil stuff was downright odd and should have been cut once she saw him all dressed up. A lot of the other cameos worked pretty well, and I don't know why they chose to dwell on the Weevil sub-plot.

    One of the reasons the original series stood out for me was the quality of the mystery plot. It might have left us red herring after red herring but it still felt central to the story. In the movie, the plot was totally stupid and served no useful purpose other than as a plot contrivance to get her back home. The economy of character was a bit too obvious... did anyone expect those three to NOT be involved?

    That said, I would support a netflix reboot 100%, because the core few characters are compelling. Especially if Vinnie Van Lowe gets to give people his hose.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2014 #72 of 147
    Robin

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    It's not just that he's nice, it's that he's boring.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2014 #73 of 147
    Lori

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    Veronica is too broken to be with someone like Piz.

    Wounded birds recognize other wounded birds*. She and Logan are equally battered, and they understand each other.





    *I totally stole that line from Kristen Bell. :)
     
  14. Mar 17, 2014 #74 of 147
    dswallow

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    Piz's insecurity led to his relationships demise, not Veronica. Dinner so his parents could meet his fiance vs. helping a friend/former boyfriend prove his innocence over a murder charge, especially given Veronica's past experience investigating such things? Easy choice, and the answer is not dinner with the parents, BTW. :) He should've been proud his fiance was willing to help in that way, not apologizing to his parents for her not being there for dinner. Piz was acting much like Veronica was a possession.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2014 #75 of 147
    gweempose

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    Yep. Definitely not a Jag. I wasn't paying close attention, but it was either an M3 or M6 convertible.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2014 #76 of 147
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    Agreed, but there are obviously other problems in that relationship. They were together for 8 or 9 years and he's never introduced her to his parents before? Really?
     
  17. Mar 17, 2014 #77 of 147
    Maui

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    I don't think they were together the whole time. It seems they mentioned that at some point in the movie that they just recently got back together when she moved to NY.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2014 #78 of 147
    cmontyburns

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    Yep, exactly. They had been dating again for a year before the movie started.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2014 #79 of 147
    Jonathan_S

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    Don't know how big school Neptune High was suppose to be, but their yearbook looked about the size of each of my high school yearbooks (senior classes of around 350). Maybe just marginally thicker than mine, but maybe not.

    In other words, like Robin already indicated, yes that's a perfectly plausible yearbook size.
    I know the script called it an M6, but the rear at least really looked like a Jag to me. Oops <shrug>

    But yeah, the samsung thing was a little more obvious. But even on a second watching, after it was pointed out here, it'd didn't bother me.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2014 #80 of 147
    Robin

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    Pepsi was the only one that jumped out at me.
     

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