‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Makes No Sense Unless You’ve Seen the Show

Veronica Mars Movie

Celebrity-driven Kickstarter funded films are probably not the future for Hollywood

In the “Veronica Mars” movie, our heroine is supposedly all grown up, but she still acts like she’s in high school. She certainly sounds like a teenager and faces the same romantic woes in an old love triangle. And her career hasn’t progressed much either, since she finds herself in her fictitious hometown of Neptune, Calif., on the trail of another hot case.

I won’t spoil the details of the murder mystery, because that would be impossible. I had no idea what was going on. Or who the characters were. Or why, despite being in their 20s or 30s, they all seemed to be auditioning for roles on “The OC.”

To those of us who weren’t among the 2 million viewers who tuned into “Veronica Mars” on TV, a series which ran on UPN for three seasons before facing cancellation in 2007, the big-screen adaptation could use some footnotes. Rob Thomas’ feature film debut feels less like an actual movie (it pales even comparison to the poorly reviewed “Sex and the City 2”) and more like an endless panel assembled for Comic-Con.

The early screening I attended on Monday was packed with some of the 91,585 Kickstarter backers who donated $5.7 million to finance the film. Needless to say, they were thrilled just to see the words “Veronica Mars” appear on screen and they hooted and clapped at every character’s entrance, from the once-heartthrob Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) to this safe, yet boring, alternative Piz (Chris Lowell). They even applauded at a surprise cameo from James Franco, although like everybody else in the ensemble, he’s underused.

The fanboy (and girl) affection for a cult TV series doesn’t necessarily crossover into mainstream audiences. And Thomas doesn’t do himself any favors by targeting his feature only to those diehard supporters who wrote his paycheck. When asked by L.A. radio station KPCC if he gave enough thought to potential viewers who hadn’t seen the show, Rob Thomas said, “Not enough,” going on to say that an explanatory intro was added to catch up newbies.

Based on the movie alone, it would seem that Piz isn’t so bad. Why is Veronica so terrible to him? And why is she drawn to Logan, who is suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend? But to be fair, all the characters are thinly drawn, and the clues in the crime caper are too cartoonish for “Law & Order.”

Even worse, the movie just doesn’t feel cinematic. It’s unclear how Thomas spent his nearly $6 million budget, but it certainly wasn’t on lighting. “Veronica Mars” is so dark, I almost wonder if it wasn’t mean to take place on the planet in its title. (Just look at the drab poster.) Most of Veronica’s scenes are shot in shadows — it’s not to meant to set the mood, because we can’t even see the expressions on her face. Did they film “Veronica Mars” in someone’s closet?

Perhaps foreseeing a marketing challenge ahead, Warner Bros. has given “Veronica Mars” an unconventional release pattern. The film is being handled by the studio’s home video division, where it’s only opening on 270 screens through a special deal with AMC Theatres. It’s also debuting on VOD on the same day.

Movie theater chains have been fearful for years about losing their exclusive window for theatrical releases, but “Veronica Mars” won’t change the business. The press frenzy over its Kickstarter campaign has overlooked the fact that the TV series wasn’t an actual television phenomenon. It was a niche show with vocal fans. In terms of pop culture clout, it ranks behind “Dawson’s Creek,” “Felicity,” “Smallville” and “Freaks and Geeks.”

Still, the “Veronica Mars” movie is nowhere near as terrible as another recent Kickstarter effort, Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” which was partly funded by $3.1 million in donations from fans and acquired at Sundance by Focus Features. Braff has said that the cash from fans made it possible for him to make the movie he wanted without any compromises. But a studio’s involvement would have probably improved his film—and eliminated some of the more indulgent touches, like all the fantasy scenes featuring Braff in a space suit. And even though a studio would have never greenlit “Veronica Mars,” if one had, it would have ordered major changes to the script.

Collectively, neither “Veronica Mars” or “Wish I Was Here” bode well for the future of celebrity-driven Kickstarter-backed projects. Fans might be willing to part with their cash, but the truth is, the movies made by crowd funding will likely be the ones with the quirkiest YouTube pitches, which doesn’t translate to the best feature-length ideas. The “Veronica Mars” movie feels like attending a reunion for somebody else’s high school.

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  1. Lazza says:

    This is quite weird. You haven’t seen the series and you admitted it. So why didn’t you just avoid writing this nonsense? Besides, it looks like you don’t know much about the noir genre.

  2. Lily says:

    Is this some joke? I loved the movie, and understood it perfectly, despite not having watched the show. The movie actually got me to start watching the show because I loved the characters so much. The film was intentionally dark (NOIR??), and the plot seemed well thought out. You can think whatever you want to, but you should also think before writing such an unfairly nasty review.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is the worst review I have ever read in my life. It seems as if you wanted to hate the movie before you even saw it. The lighting is supposed to be that way (noir?) and if you are reviewing a movie based on a show, you should probably research it. As for the fact that you said the movie didn’t make any sense to anyone who hasn’t watched the show is a complete and utter lie. I watched the movie less than an hour ago and I was able to follow the plot and figure out the characters quite easily and I didn’t even know the show had existed until I decided to look into the movie afterwards. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen and I wanted to start watching the show because of the movie. You clearly don’t know what you are doing and I suggest you find another profession.

  4. Olivia F says:

    (This is a letter I wrote for my school’s literary magazine)

    Dear Ms. Setoodeh,
    First, I would like to say that your snarky and witty writing style is usually something I would enjoy under any other circumstances, but bashing this clearly wonderful movie based off my third favorite show is something I cannot look past.
    ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Makes No Sense Unless You’ve Seen the Show – you know who paid for this movie? People who have seen the show – not Hollywood, not some big film studio, but fans of the show. I bet if Rob Thomas made a movie not for the fans, you would be complaining that he didn’t give the backers what they wanted – and, hey, they paid for the movie, so they should get a say in what’s in it, dammit! Who else would he make a movie for if not for the fans, the people that paid for it?
    And, yes, I agree that the cult-show-following does not translate well into mainstream media – but that is what makes it a cult show.
    Do you remember the show Dead Like Me? It was another cult-show that got cancelled after two seasons. They made a movie that you would be able to understand if you did not see the show – they explained the background of the characters, the background of the relationships, the background of the entire grim-reaper circumstance. And you know what? It was horrible. It was actually one of the worst movies I have ever seen – not just in continuation of the show but also as its own movie: it was just horrible – so bad that I actually regret watching it.
    These movies – movies that are made for a show that is cancelled way too early – are made for the fans of the show because they are the ones who want it, who need it.
    You’re complaining that Thomas was “targeting his feature only to those diehard supporters who wrote his paycheck”? Well, who else would the movie be directed at? When a movie is made normally – funded by the studio – the studio gets the final say: if they don’t like something, it gets cut, and if they want to see something, it gets put in. Fans who funded this Kickstarter payed for a movie that answered the questions that the premature cancellation gave them – where did the characters go, who is still in-touch with whom, who does Veronica end up with? And this movie did a beautiful job of answering all of these questions.
    Now, I can’t tell if you were a fan of the show or not… who am I kidding, you clearly have never seen it because you go on complaining about the lighting – something that I think was done perfectly. Veronica Mars, the TV show, is a teen soap-detective drama – with a little deviation from the soapy-teen stuff in the third season. The show itself contrasted light and dark shots to portray the mood, even the forthcoming mood. And I don’t know if you watched the movie with sunglasses on or what, but clearly something was blocking your vision because what you describe is not the movie I watched.
    There were clear contrasts and clear reasons to use the darker shots: for example, the scene between Logan and Veronica – oh, man, that scene – was intentionally dark because a) it happened at night, so there’s one pretty obvious reason; but also b) Logan and Veronica’s entire relationship is messy and impure and chaotic – which is represented by the dark lighting and slightly-choppy camera work. It follows the shows lighting and editing patterns, which, again, gives fans the comfort that they paid for.
    I understand where you’re coming from, I really do – the movie may not make sense if you have never seen the show. And if that’s the case, then I’m sorry, but this movie was not made for you. It’s like if you started watching a show at the fourth season and then complained because you did not understand the relationships of the characters. The whole point of the movie was to be a continuation, not to introduce the characters to a whole new set of fans – but, hey, if it did, that’s great. Maybe they’ll watch the show and we can make even more money for the sequel’s Kickstarter.

    An Avid Veronica Mars Fan,
    Olivia F

  5. John says:

    You’re joking, right? You’re an idiot; your opinion is invalid. First things first, it was a fan supported campaign. You know what that means? The script, the lighting, the romantic woes, were all for the fans. As a proud V mars fan, I was pleased. From the second the film started I was taken back to the pilot; it had the same feeling. That means dark lighting, and hell, even if it was a mistake, it was a happy one at that. Ha, the script was great! Full of quips galore and a nice ending too. To even question why the film may be hard to follow is absurd…fan supported remember? Obviously, the demographic is clearly for those that are well informed (rewatching seasons 5 to 6 times informed). Now, lastly, the romantic woes. Don’t you dare question the romantic woes. Not ever. As a fan (which in this scenario, a fans perspective is the only one that matters), the movie was brilliant. I can now sleep soundly at night, knowing that, V kicked some ass one last time and plans on taking back her city. Very proud of the film.

  6. GiVi says:

    Well, DUH. It’s for the Marshmallows.

  7. Renee says:

    This reviewer definitely put a lot of effort into critiquing this movie. A. Lot.

    Oh, wait. That’s a lie. This review is garbage. I had not seen the TV series, and, I really quite enjoyed the movie. This reviewer’s argument is baseless, and clearly meant to say something negative just for the sake of saying something nasty. Because, clearly, he or she had no original input to add.

  8. First of all get your facts straight it was on upn for two seasons and the CW for it’s final one.It has a 76% on rotten tomatoes which better than a lot of movies that they make nowadays.Was the movie perfect,of course not what movie is.Personally I have no idea how you got a job reviewing movies.Whoever gave it to you must be a complete idiot.

  9. Jen says:

    What all of these comments failed to mention was a no doubt visceral annoyance at the fact that you got to be there. Puke! One of the extras in the credits was listed as “vapid douche”, was that you by any chance?

  10. Allysha Patrick says:

    Oooh, burn! I would say something ouchie about a lack of journalistic objectivity and this pissy attitude that permeates the “article”. But I really have no need. Like 50 other people did that for me and in the words of another character on another show that you probably have no idea about and regard with thinly veiled contempt anyway, “dude, you just got F’ed in the a!” Now I can send out a love letter to VMars the Movie which gave me so much closure as a fan (I’m a marshmallow that way 😋) and talk about how cleverly written, smartly acted, and genuinely GOOD it has always been. The movie was just perfect and I fervently hope there is a part 2 or another show despite how much I enjoy Kristen Bell on House of Lies.

  11. Margo Crawford says:

    Totally disagree. I think the movie was as cinematic as it could have possibly been while still being true to (and therefore feeling like) the original tv show.

  12. zula1919 says:

    So, you’re a movie critic who doesn’t bother to see the TV series on which the movie you are reviewing is based? Way to phone it in–embarrassingly bad. And I don’t know enough about the movie business to know whether the kickstarter concept will take off, but it appears that movie fans may have to start using it as a mechanism for getting movies made that we actually want to see. Hollywood has its head so far up its ass it no longer knows how to do that.

  13. Megan H says:

    Every movie’s review panel has their obligatory psychotic jackass, and clearly that is you. But that won’t make sense to you, because you decided to review a fan based movie stemmed from a TV show you’ve never seen. To bring you up to speed since you clearly ate paste in school, that was an insult slung by Veronica on the pilot episode.

    First–movie is dark because it is film noir. How you were unable to pick up on this I will never know but it takes away any credibility you have as a movie critic. Not to mention you did zero to prepare for watching the movie or writing the review, which is littered with inaccuracies.

    Why is she longing for the murder suspect and giving her boring boy toy the shaft? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a seasoned V.Mars fan to detect the obvious chemistry and history between the characters.

    Considering the movie was made possible by fans, Rob made it for the fans. Why should he cater to you naysayers who turn your nose up at the series simply because it had a short run? (And ignoring the fact that 7 years later these same fans are just as captivated by the film when it originally aired?)

    And the OC comparison is nonsense, once again making you look ridiculous. The fictional town is home to billionaires…I don’t know if you’ve ever picked up a tabloid but they don’t live like your average person. These people did not have a wholesome upbringing and the town has been riddled with scandal and murder. Once again where doing your homework would make you sound a little less like a dum dum.

    If I see your name on any future bylines, I will remember to keep scrolling. Tip: find a new career, this one is not working out for you.

    • Megan H says:

      (And ignoring the fact that 7 years later these same fans are just as captivated by the film as they were the show when it originally aired?)


  14. Charles Taylor says:

    “No idea what was going on”? So we can assume the critic came in after the five-minute pre-credit voiceover meant to bring nonwatchers up to date?

  15. Wooster182 says:

    The series was not canceled by UPN. It was canceled by the CW…anyway, I just saw the film. There were about 30 ppl in my audience and they all seemed to enjoy it. I was a fan of the show and my friend new NOTHING about the show going into it. We both really enjoyed the film.

  16. Is it any surprise that Variety would be unable to grasp the brilliance of crowd sourced/fan directed marketing?

    This film was created and marketed to the fans of the show. It had a low enough budget to be able to four wall the film so it would be available to buy or rent via film streaming.

    The film was presold to the fans via kickstarter.

    It will probably make all its costs back by Sunday, and will serve a model for using an existing internet market to green light films created for a loyal base of fans.

    So why was this film assigned to be review by someone who knows nothing about the the cult status of this show, and its fans, or the decisions which ,made it possible to begin with.

  17. VMars says:

    Oh, I am so sorry the movie was “too dark” for you. Just curious, what exactly were you expecting in a noir mystery? Stage lights? Reflective vests? Head lamps?

  18. You were the “obligatory jacka$$” (reference from Veronica Mars…research it) in your highschool weren’t you? Jock perhaps? You clearly don’t get Noir or the concept of this at all. We understand…it was too hard for you to understand.

  19. someone says:

    I have to say that I find it hard to take this review seriously when the reviewer says things like “Most of Veronica’s scenes are shot in shadows — it’s not to meant to set the mood, because we can’t even see the expressions on her face.” which are flat out objectively not true. I was at the very same showing as the reviewer and it’s simply not remotely true that you couldn’t even make out the expressions on her face. Even in all of the parts that were shot in shadowy fashion to set the mood, it was perfectly easy to make out even the subtlest of her expressions. Her expressions were a big part of the film. If the reviewer was somehow not able to see any of them (while everyone else in the theater had no problem as far as I’ve heard) then I don’t even know where to begin. As well, if the reviewer doesn’t know how film noir is typically shot or perhaps even what film noir is at all then why was he given the task of reviewing a film noir?

    I almost have the feeling that we have here someone who doesn’t like the Kickstarter concept and so already had a negative review half written before even seeing (?) the film.

    And it’s rather curious that the reviewer suddenly switches over to TV ratings as the sole determining factor in the quality and worth of a show when he references the TV series Veronica Mars while forgetting to mention a single peep about how it was one of the most highly critically acclaimed shows of it’s era. That’s a pretty slick and somewhat ironic move there from a critic.

  20. Mikeymike says:

    Clearly zero research was done before watching or writing. It wasn’t even on UPN when it was cancelled. Also they were literally playing these characters on tv at the same time The O.C. was airing.

  21. Bryan says:

    I want to say what a terrible review this was but I’m even more aggravated by the terrible writing style of the author. How you have a job as a professional writer is a bigger mystery than anything Rob Thomas could have written.

  22. Jessie Allynn says:

    Pales in comparison to “satc 2″…I’m sorry but I find that hard to believe. I loved satc but 2 was horrible. I agree that you seem bitter from the get go. I read numerous reviews, good/bad but your review seems petty…in the words of Danny Mcbride in “this is the end”…Tom petty.

  23. Gaiash says:

    I didn’t watch the show when it was new but you know what I did shortly after seeing the first trailer for this film? I watched it. Do your research before watching a film based on a show.

  24. TBoarder says:

    I’m a bit baffled by your complaint about the lighting. How can a writer for Variety not recognize a noir aesthetic when he sees it? It’s one thing that was lacking in the TV show, actually, it being noir without the visual trappings.

  25. Mom says:

    You just don’t get it. The movie was great. You could get caught up on reruns and watch it again.

  26. MAK says:

    Besides the fact that this review is much too angry and one-note to be in a major publication, the grammar rule is: “either…or” and “neither…nor,” not “neither…or.”

  27. How do you write for VARIETY, for films no less, and not know what NOIR is? Seriously. I took a single film noir class in college for fun, and even I know exactly why the lighting is so “dark.” That’s noir. The word literally means “dark.” What else is part of the noir genre? Let’s see, detectives, murders, secrets, lies, dark alleys, seedy locations, betrayal, drama… Yeah, Veronica Mars has been noir from the beginning. Even if you don’t watch the series before you review a movie, a quick review of the Veronica Mars wikipedia page gives you 13 mentions of the word “noir.” My mom, who has never watched the show and has no background in film whatsoever, could have written a better, less biased review of this movie. Variety, maybe hire writers with some sort of credibility. This guy doesn’t deserve to work for anything more prestigious than the National Enquirer.

  28. Albert Martinez says:

    Well to each their own, but I your criticisms are so off base it’s almost funny… almost. Yes the film doesn’t stop along the way to explain every detail or moment that requires a history lesson. Why would it? Why would we Marshmallows pay for a movie that has to spend half of it’s run time explaining all of the things that we already know? We got a full movie that didn’t have to have to stop for an exposition break every 5 minutes or to explain the backstory that informs some of the inside jokes throughout the movie. This movie wasn’t designed to sell the “Veronica Mars” brand to the general public (at least not in the way your insinuating it fails), it was made for Marshmallows and PAID FOR by Marshmallows. Rob Thomas knew who this movie was for, Kristen Bell knew who this movie was for. They was not trying to expand the theater going audience to it’s max potential – he was honoring the audience (however small it may have been) that had stuck with Veronica and Logan and Wallace and Keith and Weevil and all those other Characters and Relationships that seem to be confusing you. WE knew. WE got it, and in the end that is all that matters here. If what this experiment had yielded would have been the movie you seem to have wanted – nobody would have been happy. Both the loyal fanbase (who bankrolled the endeavor) AND the general public would have felt alienated and the final product would have felt watered down to both sides. Your claim that VMars isn’t the future of movie making – may be right, but I expect you’re wrong. This whole Kickstarter deal was an exercise in seeing how passionate and sincere fans can influence the creation of content in Hollywood (which in the end we’d be paying for anyway). The Veronica Mars Movie will go down in history, with Firefly, (another Movie which didn’t waste a whole lot of time re-explaining things for the ‘lay’ viewers) and Arrested Development, Family Guy as a triumph of fan loyalty and dedication. As someone who went to the fan event, went to the Comic Con panel, donated to the Kickstarter and was admittedly a huge fan of the show (and the writing and the characters and their relationships) your critiques of the script, dialogue, character behavior and the like really seem to me, to be those of someone who was upset that you didn’t get the in-jokes or the subtle nods to things that the most devout of fans picked up on and it detracted from your experience. Your viewing this film through the eyes of someone who admittedly was not familiar with the subject matter and was reacting to the amount of hype the movie has gotten through it’s Kickstarter campaign and the recent press blitz. What I’m afraid you are forgetting is that the people who paid for the movie, got the movie they wanted – as it happens – it wasn’t a major studio this time. It was the people who were the most passionate, most vocal and when it came time, were willing to put their money where their collective mouth is. I think personally that this movie will have a positive effect on the VMars brand and will increase the size of the fan base, but It will be through direct sales of both the show and the movie. It will create new Marshmallows and reward the existing ones. In the end, is the Veronica Mars Movie the greatest stand alone movie ever released… perhaps not, but that was never the point was it?

  29. My favorite part of this article is the surprise that the movie might cater to the thousands of Kickstarter fans who backed the project. No shit, Sherlock. This movie is for them.

  30. MLogan says:

    Was this review written by a high school student?

  31. Alvin520 says:

    Very poorly written review with simple facts about the show incorrect. Secondly, why waste half of the review on another movie (you apparently also did not like) simply because they used similar funding methods? Dodge makes the Viper and the Grand Caravan, so I would assume that if you were reviewing the Viper, you would spend half of the review discussing the features on the Grand Caravan?

    If you were incapable of following the plot line, that actually says more about you than about the script. It was fairly simple – former detective called by old flame to help in murder case. Conflict – return to old life and the drama that comes with it or move on to quiet comfortable life and pay off her student loans. Fairly simple.

    On a side note: murder mysteries rarely take place in bright, sunny, happy, joy joy places. By their nature, dark deeds happen in dark places and to resolve those mysteries, that is where you have to investigate.

    This review seems to say more about the reviewer than the movie. While ‘Veronica Mars’ is not the the greatest movie since the ‘Godfather’ part II, it is certainly better than 95% of the weekly cookie cutters being produced by major studios.

  32. You in NO way had to explain you hadn’t watched the series in this article it was evident. What you don’t seem to grasp is that this movie had NO intention of attracting new viewers it was by the fans for the fans. For closure and to continue the story for the millions who loved this amazing show. It didn’t attempt to be a stand alone movie apart from the series. Quite frankly how did a reporter who was tasked with reviewing the movie not watch or at least do research into the show? The reasons you list as the reasons it’s going to fail as a stand alone movie ARE the reasons it’s so amazing for us fans and IS the future of fan funded features. This movie has done something thought impossible and in cannon with the series is just as epic. Watch the series and then the movie and you’ll print your own retraction. Sincerely, Vince

  33. this review has been bought and paid for by your local big time movie producer!

  34. I’m a fan, and this review is spot-on. My only enjoyment came from spending time with old friends. Non-fans will have no idea who is who, nor will they care.

  35. Wilbur11 says:

    What a catty review.

  36. I’m not surprised there wasn’t a single positive comment on this review. Please, whatever in your life that is making you come across as an unparalleled condescending, vicious, whiny harpy, remove it immediately. If for no other reason than I never want to see this level of rage-filled garbage again. Also, way to take your job seriously, and do your homework on the TV show. A final word…proofreading before submitting a review for your paycheck would be highly advised.

  37. Mantra720 says:

    Why are you still writing if you hate the beat you work for? You haven’t changed since your bitter garbage in Newsweek at all. Also, not that hard to pre-research a film whose series it’s based on is free with Amazon Prime or cheap on DVD. Why review a work if you haven’t seen the source material?

  38. Mike says:

    Not trying to be rude here… but have you considered the possibility that you’re not quite as switched on as other casual viewers or perhaps weren’t paying much attention while you were watching it? I watched this yesterday evening with a number of people who hadn’t seen a single frame of the television series and each of them enjoyed it and completely understood the plot.

  39. Carl Doone says:

    Just watched an episode on demand … what was up with the lighting? I want to get into this show. It seemed cool. Is she supposed to be an undercover adult in the high school?

  40. Ian D says:

    The CW cancelled “Veronica Mars,” just to be able to correct anything in this bitter commentary. Variety’s SXSW review was far more believable.

  41. Natalie says:

    I’m not one of those scary fans who blindly loves and defends everything, I can take a bad review of something I love, but DAMN THIS REVIEW WAS AWFUL and narrow and I hope nobody take’s this person’s totally off review to heart.

  42. gil1138 says:

    Possibly the lamest, most predictable and condescending pseudo-review I’ve ever read.

  43. Stefanie says:

    This is a terrible review. It’s very clear from the start that you wanted to hate it so you did. The movie would only be confusing for anyone who hasn’t seen the show if they lack brain power which you seem to so I guess there’s that. I’m surprised you’re employed.

  44. Jessica says:

    Basically, I refer to one of my favourite quotes from Walt Disney, in response to this poorly written article: “We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.” It wasn’t made to appease critics or even for them to tear it apart. It was made because cast, crew and fans believed in it. Frankly, that will always out way any further opinion, including yours.

  45. Beth Powell says:

    I agree with Josh. What a dip. Rob Thomas has made it clear FROM THE START of the Kickstart Campaign that the movie would be geared to the fans who supported the show while it was on. Why would someone so clueless about the show or the background of the fandom be given a voice about the final product???

  46. Josh says:

    who gave this idiot the ‘critic’ job? terrible review. NEXT.

  47. Shanna says:

    Your second to last paragraph really says it all. Studios just want to appeal to the larger audiences strictly for money and not for the content that fans, and people who will genuinely care about certain movies, want. They force movie makers to edit scripts and eliminate “indulgent touches” so now you have a movie that only half heartedly panhandles to people not familiar with the content or interested in talent that creates it, and half-heartedly gives interested fans what the want and expect from the movie makers they love. Zach Braff doesn’t care about pleasing air headed movie goers and studio pockets. He doesn’t want to tone down the art and add a mainstream soundtrack just so a couple more Michael Bay fans will show up. He wants to make his fans happy. Same with Veronica Mars. So if you weren’t happy with them find comfort in knowing they’re not banking on your approval. You evidently weren’t at the heart of keeping the show alive as you made it pretty clear with your snotty remarks about its low numbers and cancelation (because you know, quality shows have NEVER been canceled before) so why should they worry about appealing to you as opposed to the fans who fought for and paid for the movie they wanted?

  48. Ernest says:

    You are a Moron, yoiu know nothing about Veronica Mars. and I agree come back when you are capable of writing a movie review

  49. lucie says:

    Seriously ? Your review is just pathetic and so condescending. Come back when you are capable to do a movie, ‘critic’.

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