Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
It's hard to see any effort in the film. There's no comedy to speak of, no real drama and, worst of all.
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
It's difficult to write about this movie without constantly referencing the television show. And I'm not sure how this movie would work without the three years of the context and background fans of Veronica Mars have. The movie covers a lot of ground - bringing characters back to Neptune, the inevitable character reunions, father/daughter moments, and a new mystery. And I'm sure non-fans could get frustrated by the many plot holes that come from trying to squeeze so much into 107 minutes. Compare that to the series where, especially in the first two seasons, the writers had hours and hours of airtime to introduce characters, establish plot, set-up conflict, and, in general, tell a story. I guess what I'm trying to say is that as a fan, I knew what to expect and had a built in bias going in.The amazing thing for me is how well it all works. It's like the show never went off the air. Just fast forward a few years and you're right back in the world of Neptune, CA. Sure, it would have been preferable for the plot to be stronger and tighter, but who cares? For a Veronica Mars fan, this is the ultimate "feel good" movie. An 8/10 from me.
I've heard so much about Veronica Mars over the years. For some reason I thought this was the pilot. When I heard all that back story, I knew I'd made a major mistake.Nevertheless, now my interest is piqued and I will definitely go back to the beginning of the series.In this movie, Veronica (Kristen Bell) leaves New York and a promising first job as an attorney to help an ex-boyfriend, who has been accused of murder in her hometown of Neptune, CA. It's a temporary, quick visit, but Veronica finds herself pulled into the case.The ex, Logan's (Jason Dohring) girlfriend, pop star Bonnie DeVille, was found dead. Bonnie DeVille actually attended high school with Veronica. It turns out that her murder may be tied to an older situation, which leads Veronica even deeper into the case and a high school crowd she sees at her tenth reunion.I enjoyed this, though I would have enjoyed it more if I had watched the series.I swear Veronica's father's house was Henry Spencer's house in Psyche, but apparently not. It seemed like an exact replica.
Tens of thousands of movies get made every year, most all of them are not worth the effort. Add this one to the list. The original series was way drawn out and rightfully ended sooner than expected.. and this film, well was totally unnecessary. It's not bad, just adds nothing and is uninteresting.. milking what had been already over-milked. The series was canceled after just three seasons, Thomas then wrote the film script continuing the storyline, which Warner Bros. opted not to fund. Bell and Thomas then launch a fund-raising campaign to produce the film through Kickstarter and accumulated almost $6 million. Released March, 2014.. to date it's grossed only $3.5 million worldwide.
This is a film consisting of a number of Hollywood stars walking around, smelling each others farts, and telling each other how nice they smell.The only possible excuse for watching it is to gaze adoringly at Kristen Bell. Top tip: guard against ruining this experience by muting the sound.I'm so bored even thinking about this film that I can barely bring myself to spend the time writing the minimum 10 lines on this review. I will do it though in the hope that others may avoid the disappointment I felt watching it.If you like watching highly self-satisfied people congratulate each other (the lead herself being the worst offender) then do watch it. It's a shame as the idea is actually quite nice. As is Kristen Bell of course...