Thursday, May 15, 2014

Let's Talk About the Veronica Mars Movie for a Moment. (Spoilers)

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Kristen Bell as Veronica in 2007. Public domain image by Tom Bell. 
Now, about this movie version of Veronica Mars. You may remember my quiet "Squee!" of anticipation while watching the trailer before Vampire Academy started. Oh, Veronica, how I’ve missed you. I may not have paid this series any attention when it originally aired, but I sure got into it on DVD.

By the end of the third season, I became a LoVe (Logan-Veronica) shipper. Hard. Nothing against Piz, but in my mind, Logan Echolls and Veronica Mars should have ended up together. Did I get what I wanted? Well, we'll see. But first, some of the highlights:

Jason Dohring. Creative Commons image by Gage Skidmore
* Jason Dohring’s little butt is adorable. In an early scene, he has on some light-colored pants, and really wow. His butt looks good in all the pants, though, really.

* Why is Keith Mars still single? He’s such a catch. He's a total DILF.

Enrico Colantoni. Creative Commons image by Emily L
I'm a little sad that he's all alone in the same cruddy apartment he used to share with Veronica, only now Veronica is miles away from Neptune, California. Can't Keith Mars get remarried?

*Wallace and Mac look great. Especially Mac. I kinda miss the blue highlights in her hair, but she did have a super-cute hairstyle in this.

Mac Mackenzie is played by Tina Majorino. She had a minor role as the vampire Molly on True Blood in 2012 (she strapped stakes to Eric and Bill's chests), and you may also remember her from P!nk's video "Perfect."

*Cute cameo by Kristen Bell's real-life husband, Dax Shepard.

By the way, if you haven't seen Bell and Shepard in When in Rome, you should see it. It's a cute romantic comedy in which the goddess Venus is a background character.

*Extra-cute cameo by James Franco. He's seen trying on skinny jeans and trying to think of words that rhyme with orange.

*I may never forget the mental image of 50 Cent baking lemon cakes while singing “Afternoon Delight.”

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Creative Commons image by Alex Const
*Veronica, when she overhears a character refer to her as a "nosy bitch," responds (to herself), "It’s called curiosity!" You tell 'em, V.

And then all my Veronica-Logan feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels. As the movie opens, Veronica is dating Piz. They haven't been seeing each other steadily since college. In fact, the movie takes place nine years after Veronica transferred from her Neptune college to - they had to go to an Ivy League law school, but I forget which one. They reconnected years after their college fling.

Alas, Veronica and Piz are not to be. He breaks up with her because she can't seem to stay away from Logan. Logan is accused of murder in this movie. It seems rather obvious he's not guilty (although Logan is far from innocent), and Veronica believes in him all along. The victim is one of their Neptune High classmates, who's become a pop star. Logan was her ex-boyfriend. They'd broken up because of her drug abuse, but he stopped by to see her one night and found her dead in her bathtub, electrocuted.

Veronica has become a lawyer, and she feels compelled to defend Logan. After she and Piz break up, Veronica feels compelled to sleep with Logan again. I guess she's forgiven him for past scuzzy behavior?

But they don't stay together. He goes back to his naval career (!). LoVe feels...still unresolved.

Can we Kickstarter the sequel now or what? I want more.

P.S. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday today!

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