ADDICTED TO MARS – A Veronica Mars Movie Review

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7 years.

7 years and tons of petitions.

7 years, tons of petitions, and countless requests from the cast and the fans.

7 years, tons of petitions, countless requests from the cast and the fans, and a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign.

That’s what it took to WB to finally give us the sequel to our favorite female detective’s story.

And finally, the day has come!

So, let’s start!

First things first: Veronica.

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The idea of presenting her journey back to Neptune through the addict metaphor is exactly what they should have done.

It fits in perfectly with the dynamics of the movie, other than the kind of mental place the protagonist finds herself to be in at the moment.

So, we walk with V this rehab path that should give her the closure she needs and allow her to go on with her life, away from her hometown and all the drama that comes with it.

Of course, that’s not gonna happen.

Even though it seemed to me that the case – the murder of popstar Bonnie Deville, formerly known as Carrie Bishop and current date of the one and only Logan Echolls – lacked a bit of the complexity so typical of the series, it was great entertainment.

I loved how it winked at – read mirrored – some of the most epic moments of the tv show.

Watching some of our favorite (and least favorite – Gia, Madison, I’m talking to you, girls -) characters reunited was definitely worth the wait.

Though I have to say, I would have appreciated a little more involvement in the case from the gang (Wallace, Mac, Weevil), a little more team play.

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But, hey, if that meant more LoVe scenes, I’m certainly not complaining.

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And about everyone’s favorite OTP: didn’t you just love it? The way those two are still so in love with each other after all these years, the need they have to be together.

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That’s the kind of relationship that makes you crawl into your bed, wrap yourself up with your covers and think: “I don’t care about murders and murderers, ruined lives, bloodsheds and everything else. I just want my Logan.”

Sigh.

Ladies and gentlemen, their love story – also thanks to the incredible chemistry between Kristen and Jason – has defeated not only the series cancellation, but also time. (9 years have passed since they last saw each other!)

And Piz.

You know, I like Piz. I really do. (And Chris Lowell is The Adorableness)
But let’s be honest: the guy should have seen that coming the minute he saw the news on tv.
Actually, he should have seen that coming since… Ever.
And he did.
He’s always known he was just a rebound.
On one hand, I admire the fact that he still went for it, even though he knew he and Veronica weren’t meant to be; on the other, the heartbreak was just inevitable, so…

Let’s just gloat for LoVe a little bit more.

Overall, we could definitely say the epicness has been succesfully transported to the big screen.

And yet, the bittersweet taste of the so longed “closure” made us wanting more of it.

Of course, every true fan knows that longevity is a double-edged sword: even if there was the slightest chance of a real comeback for the series (and I recall reading somewhere that it might be a not-so-remote possibility) there are no guarantees that the product would be as satisfying as we’d love it to be.

But wouldn’t be worse if we’d miss the opportunity to find that out?

I mean, if everything goes awry, we could always pretend it never happened and be happy with the movie as the real ending instead (Hello every-Heroes-season-that-is-not-the-1st-one!).

So I say: Let’s gamble!

After all, we’re Marshmallows, and we’re addicted to Mars.

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Special mentions

DICK.

We all love Dick (Casablancas).

Just admit it: There would be no Neptune without him.

LEO.

Didn’t you ship them a little in that pizza scene?

Plus, I didn’t dislike his character.

Well, better than Troy, anyway.

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KEITH MARS, CLIFF, VINNIE VAN LOWE.

These three.

All the awards.

SHERIFF LAMB.

Not my favorite.

Hating him just wasn’t the same.

Don, we loved to hate YOU.

DUNCAN.

The great absentee.

Not that we missed him whatsoever.

CAMEOS.

Brilliant.

Especially James Franco’s; the whole “orange thing” was simply hilarious.

Justin, Rob and Dax were great too, as it was Jamie Lee Curtis.

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27 Dresses – 27 volte in bianco

Ho appena finito di vedere questo film per la seconda volta.

Inutile dire che mi è piaciuto, altrimenti non lo avrei rivisto, ma credo che in questo caso sia più esatto dire che adoro James Marsden… =P

Ma chi non lo adora d’altronde? Lo trovo perfetto per il ruolo, mentre invece al posto di Katherine Heigl (che trovo simpaticissima, in ogni caso) ci avrei visto meglio altre attrici… Non so, una Emma Stone, una Kristen Bell, una Katie Cassidy o perchè no, anche una certa Mrs Gellar… Sarah Michelle, ovviamente!

Comunque sia, il film non è la solita commedia romantica banale e  sconclusionata,  realizzata solo per mettere in mostra attori “tutta apparenza e niente talento” e fare soldi facili…

Al contrario, l’dea di fondo è originale, la storia ben raccontata e alla fine delle 2 ore vi posso garantire che l’ultima cosa che penserete sarà “il solito filmetto insulso e mieloso”,

Certo, c’è sempre il rischio di cadere nella classica “depressione post happy ending” che assale circa il 95% delle spettatrici single e almeno il 60% di quelle effettivamente impegnate, ma che ci volete fare… Non tutte siamo così fortunate da incontrare bellocci come il nostro James o anche Josh Duhamel ( vedi “When in Rome” -” La fontana dell’amore”, altro film davvero carino) ai matrimoni!