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Veronica Mars

by Kevin Taft
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Tuesday May 6, 2014
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Hey Marshmallows!

If you get this reference you are already interested in "Veronica Mars," so there’s almost no point in reviewing this Blu-ray. Because, well, you know you’re going to buy it anyway. Yes, Kristen Bell returns with the entire "Veronica Mars" cast. They are a bit older, a bit wiser, but they still know how to throw down like only those in Neptune can.

Everything we expect from the first "Veronica Mars" film is here: Snappy dialogue, a sassy main character, amusing supporting players, a compelling mystery, and, of course, the never-ending Piz versus Logan love triangle. If you’re a fan of the show, it’s good no-nonsense fun with some thrills mixed in. If you’ve never seen the show, well, you should be ashamed of yourselves. That said, it’s easy to watch and does include the prerequisite "here’s my entire history summed up in a flashy five minute intro." Either way, it’s a fun time. It’s not going to win any awards, and it really just feels like an extra-long episode of the show, but since it’s been off the air for ten years, it’s thrilling to have Veronica back.

Special features are fine and will please fans who want anything extra they can of our modern day Nancy Drew. But ultimately, it’s all promo material that doesn’t really make or break your enjoyment of the movie or the disc.

The most comprehensive extra is the hour-long doc on the making of the film, "By the Fans: The Making of the ’Veronica Mars’ Movie." There are also six brief featurettes called "On Set Fun" that include:

  • Welcome to Keith Mars Investigations
  • Game Show with Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell
  • On Set with Max Greenfield
  • Veronica Mars’ Backers
  • It’s Not All About You, Monkey
  • Young Veronica

    The Deleted Scenes and a cute Gag Reel will be of most interest to fans and are the best part of the extra stuffing.


    "Veronica Mars"
    Blu-ray
    $29.98
    www.warnerbros.com

  • Kevin Taft is a screenwriter/critic living in Los Angeles with an unnatural attachment to ’Star Wars’ and the desire to be adopted by Steven Spielberg. He can be seen in the flesh on the weekly PBS movie review series "Just Seen It."

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