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Veronica Mars

DVD Review by Kam Williams

 

Screen Adaptation of Mystery TV Series Arrives on DVD 

 

            Veronica Mars was a critically-acclaimed TV series which enjoyed a three-year run from 2004 until 2007. Kristen Bell
starred in the title role as a smart aleck teen detective who spent most of her free time solving crimes committed in her 113549_galmythical hometown of Neptune, California.

            Fans of the franchise will delighted to learn that Kristen and eight other principal cast members have returned for the big screen version of their much-beloved program. Written and directed by the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, this faithful reboot was substantially funded by a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

            At the point of departure, we find Veronica happy to be living in New York City, where she’s preparing for the bar exam, having recently graduated from Columbia Law School. She’s also now in a long term relationship with Stosh “Piz” Piznarski (Chris Lowell) and expects to be offered a job with a prestigious Manhattan firm.

            But fate intervenes when pop singer Bonnie De Ville’s (Andrea Estrella), body is found lying in her bathtub and Veronica’s ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) is the prime suspect. So, she impulsively returns to Neptune only to help him find a good attorney, since she’s convinced he’s innocent.

            However, her super sleuth instincts soon kick-in and it’s not long before, just like old times, she’s uncovering clues with the help of her Private Investigator father (Enrico Colantoni). Her arrival back in town conveniently coincides with her 10th high school reunion where many of her classmates have congregated to catch-up and reminisce.

            The gathering also proves to be the best place to interrogate persons of interest in the unsolved murder. For, Bonnie had attended Neptune High, and several alums seem to have had a reason to want her silenced. That’s as far as it’s fair to spoil this nostalgic whodunit delicately laced with surprising twists each step of the way.

            Though back by popular demand, consider this edition of Veronica Mars compelling enough even to hold the attention of folks unfamiliar with the original TV show.

 

Very Good (3 stars)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence, profanity and drug use

Running time: 108 minutes

Distributor: Warner Home Entertainment Group

Blu-ray Extras: By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie; deleted scenes; gag reel; and 6 More On-Set Fun featurettes: “Welcome to Keith Mars Investigation”; “Game Show with Kristen Bell and Cris Lowell”; “On Set with Max Greenfield”; “Veronica Mars’ Backers”; “It’s Not All about You, Monkey”; and “Young Veronica.”

Veronica Mars Trailer:

To order a copy of the Veronica Mars on Blu-ray, visit:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HEQOAQ8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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