"Veronica Mars"

The beginning of the film, “Veronica Mars,” gives a great recap of where the television show left off. With the use of media and celebrity (TMZ, James Franco, etc), the story delves into murder suspect Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) accused of killing his girlfriend Carrie Bishop, also known as semi-sleepy songstress Bonnie Deville.

The film is mysterious, comical and returns with a snarky adult Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) and her best pals Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), who are the Neptune High School basketball coach and eternal high school nerd and tech whiz respectively. Weevil (Francis Capra) also matures nicely into a cleaned up man. Veronica’s father Keith (Enrico Colantoni), Piz (Chris Lowell), Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen), Gia (Kristen Ritter) round out many of the familiar characters. There is also an appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays a partner at a top New York firm who wants to hire Veronica.

The story moves between slow and very fast. The story ends with the possibility of a sequel but may just be saved for the web series, “Play It Again Dick,” hitting the CW on September 15, 2014. While I would have liked all of the characters we left off with in the show to be in the film, it was probably a better choice to just have the characters poignant to the story. It also added how great the film is because the focus of the story was clearer.