Tuesday, 27 May 2014

That Veronica Mars Movie.

*I originally planned on writing this post way back in March when I first saw it but apparently I never got around to that. Awks.

I don't know if I've ever told you guys about my utter adoration of Veronica Mars, but I adore her. She's a badass and everything I aspire to be. I wish I had that confidence, and that ability to think up witty comebacks straight away. Unfortunately, that was never something I was gifted with.


I'd heard about the movie and the KickStarter campaign and was like, 'That's kinda awesome.' Then, people started talking about how amazing the TV series was. So I thought I'd give it a go. Cue: an obsession where I couldn't do anything except watch episodes. This was particularly bad because guess who had assignments? Me.

So, going into the movie, I didn't really know what to expect. I know I expected it to be good, though.  I was a little weary about it all (because it's a really different medium. I think anyone would be). And now I've watched it. I don't really know how I feel?

There were some really A+ things. I adored the references and the cameos. It was great to see the characters on screen again. And I mean, it was still really well-written. But I do have problems with it.

Even though I loved what was written, I felt that there was little direction. Too many side-plots were opened and never closed. And because of this, nothing was ever fully developed. It frustrated me a little, not gonna lie. Too many questions were left unanswered.

Also, Veronica could've still taken her BAR exam? Like, you know. You could take the exam, be a certified lawyer if you ever changed your mind, but choose to do the private investigating gig for the moment. I just feel like she wasted a lot of money and put herself in a whole lot of debt for something she could use but now never will use.

Sorry. It's the little things that bother me. The little things.

But because of this, it makes me want to ask the question: Is Rob Thomas trying to build a franchise out of this?

I know he's done the movie, and I know he's doing the books. It wouldn't surprise me at this point. I just don't know what I'd do if it did happen.

I just have a lot of mixed feelings. Do you guys feel me on this? What were your feelings?


  1. I think building a franchise is exactly what Rob Thomas is trying to do.

    In my opinion, the main flaws with the VM movie were centred around the fact that it felt more like a long episode of a television series than a film. It really seemed like a new pilot for a revival series.

    Have you read the novel? I loved it, and can't wait to read more...

    1. (firstly, sorry about how long it took me to reply to this)

      And I see that, yea! It DID feel a bit like an episode, rather than movie. I guess I just never thought of it in that way.

      I haven't read the novel yet. Have been wanting to, though. I'll have to read it soon :)