Trailer Tuesday: Veronica Mars

Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies, since I’ve always found them to be fascinating.

I have to say I’m intrigued by the Veronica Mars film coming out next month.  I’ve never watched the show, although I’m familiar with its premise of a high school girl who works as a private investigator with the help of her detective father.  And I’ve heard great things about the show, and I know lots of people love it, as is evidenced by the film’s success at using Kickstarter for funding.  Kristen Bell seems like a fun and likable actress, and I’ve enjoyed her in the few things I’ve seen her in.  So suffice to say I’m at least curious about going to see a film adaptation of a tv series I’ve never watched.  Take a look at the trailer below and read on for my thoughts.

The trailer does a decent job setting up the story for those of us who haven’t watched the show.  Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is now a big city lawyer with a new boyfriend, who has seemingly outgrown her private investigator roots.  Until one day her ex boyfriend is accused of murder and she has to go back home to investigate.  She’s dragged back into her old life, and this means encounters with a whole bunch of people from her past who mean nothing to me as a new viewer but which at least seem entertaining.  She goes to a class reunion and says and does all the sorts of things that we all wish we could do to our former classmates.

Veronica Mars sets a number of firsts, including being the first “major Hollywood film” to be funded by Kickstarter (it raised $5.7 million against an original goal of $2 million), and also the first film released by a major studio to get a same day release in theaters and online/on demand.  It seems like most of the actors from the show are returning for the movie, and if it’s successful this could open the door for other projects of this sort (Firefly!!).  The film looks like a fun, exciting detective story, but to me the prospect of a different avenue for filmmakers is even more exciting.  As curious as I am about the film itself, I’ll probably go see it just to support its unique path to the theaters.

What do you think?  Are you a Veronica Mars fan?  If so, what do you think of the trailer?  If you’ve never watched the show, does the trailer make you want to see the movie?  What do you think of creators looking to Kickstarter as a way to continue their stories?  Does anyone out there who watched the show want to explain all of the important things that I missed in the trailer because I haven’t watched the show?  Let me know in the comments!

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