It seems like only yesterday that the Veronica Mars fan-base so frantically donated to Kickstarter that writer/director Rob Thomas managed to exceed his fundraising goal for a movie based on his beloved cult series in a mere 10 hours. Actually, it was a year ago, and next week the actual film resulting from that record-smashing crowd-sourcing effort will premiere at South By Southwest before heading to theaters and VOD. But wait, you’re the kind of fan that just can’t occupy yourself for another couple of weeks? You want your Veronica Mars now, you say? How about the first 2 minutes and 17 seconds of the film? Scroll on down…
So basically, it’s a recap of the three seasons of the UPN/CW series. Yes you can cram 3 seasons, and 62 episodes of some of the most complex plotting ever to grace network television into a just over 2 minute highlight reel, so long as you ditch deadweight like Duncan Kane. (Ha! Actually, I do wonder if he’ll get a shout out in the movie?) Veronica (Kristen Bell) narrates all about Lily, Logan, Keith, and Neptune in what is hopefully the biggest exposition dump of the film before jamming right into the mystery-solving, and tiny blonde annoyances. But you came here to watch stuff, so, without further ado, the opening scene of Veronica Mars…
Well, it’s no simulation inside a simulation like the beginning of Serenity, but it works. It should be very exciting to see what’s become of all the hype and excitement that accompanied the announcement of this project this time last year.
The synopsis, in case you’ve forgotten:
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, an ex-boyfriend with baggage, and an unraveling murder mystery.
Veronica Mars is in theaters March 14.