Movie Review: Veronica Mars

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My Rating: 5 Stars

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language

IMDB Synopsis: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery. 

Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Krysten Ritter, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Max Greenfield

Disclaimer: I don’t necessarily recommend this movie for people who didn’t watch the show. Sure, you may find it interesting or enjoyable, but you will not like it anywhere near as much as someone who has seen the TV series. A lot of it is characters from the show that show up with practically no explanation as to who they are, and the script is filled with inside jokes. There’s a quick voice-over at the beginning giving the show’s background for people who didn’t watch it, but that’s about all the help you get. Now, it’s a perfect picture of the show, so if you like the movie, you should DEFINITELY watch the show.

Trailer:

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

(I apologize. I normally try to avoid spoilers)

This movie gives fans EXACTLY what they were hoping for.

Unless you’re a Piz fan.

Then you’ll be very disappointed. It was excellent. It felt like justice seven years in the making. Not that I think Piz is a bad guy or anything. He’s quite a good guy.

BUUUUUTTTTT He’s not Logan.

LoVe shippers, this movie was made for you.

This movie is like one big celebration of everything that made the TV show so great. Practically every character who was ever important showed up in some way (Except for Duncan); but the rest of the gang is there- Veronica, Logan, Keith, Leo, Wallace, Mac, Dick, Weevil, Gia…I could go on. It felt like someone new popped up every five minutes. While this made for a slightly whirlwind feeling and you only saw a few characters for a very short time, it was still great fun every time someone appeared.

Logan has grown up a bit in this and has learned to control his demons far better than he could in the show. He is still true to the character, but it was nice to see a slightly less damaged Logan. And of course, his and Veronica’s chemistry was still crazy.

There may or may not be a scene with Logan in military dress uniform.

The script is as snarky as ever, with Bell pulling off Veronica’s sass like she was never gone. The case Veronica has to solve follows the usual type that was in the show, and it was such fun to see Veronica doing whatever she felt like (AKA breaking into people’s houses, impersonating celebrities calling into the police, etc.) to get the job done.

And Logan and Veronica may or may not have revisited the famous “Epic” speech.

Let’s just say I was GIDDY through the entire movie. There was not one moment where I was unhappy with how things went. It was the absolute perfect tribute to a show that seemed to lose its direction in season 3; this movie sends us sailing back into what made season 1 and 2 so fantastic, and it made me want to go and marathon the series. And although I’m pretty sure it probably won’t happen, I would not say no to another Veronica Mars movie or a another Season of the show.

And now, some Veronica and Logan gifs, because I love them so much, and I am over the moon that the movie redeemed their relationship.

Can you tell I ship LoVe?

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