Sunday, March 16, 2014

Veronica Mars: Yay! She's Back

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

The Movie Slut was never a huge TV fan, but the neo noir series, Veronica Mars, was a favorite during its run from 2004 to 2007. Imagine how stoked she was to hear it was coming to the big screen!

It seems the script was written about five years ago, but the project stalled when backing went south. So, the Veronica Mars team turned to crowd funding. With the help of Kickstarter, they raised enough money to bring Veronica back. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

For those unfortunate folks who missed the TV show, Veronica was a high school and then a college sleuth. Despite her all-American blond girl good lucks, she was a pariah at school, but had a small circle of loyal pals and sidekicks. She was fearless and fast-talking and a tireless champion of the downtrodden and falsely accused.

In the movie, she remains true to her character, even now that she's moved from Neptune, California,  to New York City, and is a law school graduate.

Luckily for fans, she's called back to Neptune when her old boyfriend (remember Logan?) is accused of murder.

Many of the original cast are back and some new actors up the fun quotient, including Jaimie Lee Curtis and James Franco.

The question is whether this flick will do well enough at the box office to spawn a sequel. The Movie Slut sure hopes it does. You can help.

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