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Old March 15 2014, 07:05 PM   #196
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Old March 15 2014, 10:00 PM   #197
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I started out yesterday upset that the nearest theater showing the movie was an hour away and ended the day renting it from Google Play and watching it on my television. Yay for modern distribution methods!
Yeah. That's the one I'm talking about. I'm actually really annoyed that Thomas did that. It's sort of an unwritten rule of filmmaking not to leave significant plot threads dangle at the end of a tent pole film. It's okay to do it once the franchise is established, but leaving something unresolved when the future of the series is totally unknown is in really poor taste IMO. And if it is something to be resolved in the novel, then he just did it to push books, which is even worse.

Certainly he could have created some kind of leader at the end like the Marvel post-credit scenes or even (presumably) the foreshadowing of a Klingon war in STiD. But this is wrapped around major story elements and transitions.

And that ties into the biggest problem I had with the film: it just wasn't very cinematic.

Like Guy said, it is really season four, but that's really kind of literal in that it's like a shrunk down 1 hour 40 minute season of Veronica Mars. The plotting structure/flow follows much closer to a season of VM than it does traditional film.

And the camerawork isn't very good either. Admittedly, this can be attributed to the budget restrictions, but, in a lot of scenes it seemed, the shot selection and cutting more directly followed television conventions than film.

All in all, if the ooey-gooey Marshmallowishness (which was every bit as good as season 1) weren't there, it would be a pretty poor piece of filmmaking.

It's because of that, that I'm sort of hoping the digital sales exceed the ticket sales. It might encourage WB to consider doing a ~10 episode streaming/on-demand series instead of another film.
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Old March 16 2014, 12:04 AM   #198
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It would be a hell of a sweeps week two-parter. It would be a better season long mystery. It's not such a good movie. I think it shows that Veronica belongs on TV, though as you say, it's more likely that it would be as a streaming/on-demand series than a network show.

Anyone else find it a bit disconcerting when they cursed. It felt like a "hey, we can curse now, let's do it," thing. It's always weird seeing TV shows become movies and suddenly being cursing (though nothing can top Spike's 1986 "Oh shit!" in Transformers: The Movie ).

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Old March 16 2014, 01:08 AM   #199
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I will be streaming it off of Amazon tonight.
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Old March 16 2014, 02:02 AM   #200
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I'm starting to suspect this is how non-Firefly Fans felt when trying to talk about Serenity with Brown Coats.

I asked a simple question, and true I didn't specify, but it was kind of directed at people that, you know, have actually seen the movie and could answer my question.
You're question was does a sequel movie have spoilers for the show that came before it. The answer is "Duh", I don't need to watch the movie to know that. So don't give me attitude because you asked such a stupid question.

Made 2.2-2.7 million for the weekend, I think that's good for so few theaters.
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Old March 16 2014, 02:19 AM   #201
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That's really good! There is an article which suggests that $1mil will appease the gods at WB. Although the sequel doesn't depend upon that number and Rob Thomas won't talk on that figure. But between rentals and box office receipts, I think this will be a very good weekend for marshmallows.

As for the film itself, I liked it. It was a little over bloated in the cast department but it was nice to see most of these characters back on screen and it was a fun story. Plus you could tell the cast had a great time back in the roles.
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Old March 16 2014, 02:24 AM   #202
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The nature of the project was that the talent were working for cost, less or free.

What's Rob going to do?

Turn away free labour?
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Old March 16 2014, 09:05 AM   #203
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Well, that was a lot of fun. I hope that there will be more Veronica in the future, hopefully in a Netflix-style series. I will definitely be buying the book.

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Old March 16 2014, 02:50 PM   #204
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I agree that a series would be better than another movie, I don't even want 22 episodes, 8 to 10 would be great, one bigger case, a few smaller ones on the side, a few guest appearances of minor characters etc., I really hope they'll do it.

I read that Veronica Mars made 1 million dollars at the box office on friday, that's a ton of money considering it was on less than 300 screens and was released digitally at the same time.

I loved the movie and was excited about the Celeste Kane cameo, she was one of the characters I didn't expect at all and I loved that these got her back. If they do a sequel she should get a larger role, the class warfare stuff is interesting and I always liked her, she wasn't a nice person but interesting and she has lots of history with Veronica and Keith.

Unpopular opinion: I'd be fine with losing Logan, let him be on a ship if there's a sequel and only show up in a phone conversation, if they do a series he should only do a guest spot in the season finale. I'm just not interested in LoVe drama anymore, let them be in a happy long distance relationship and allow Veronica to spend more time with Wallace, I LOVED their friendship.
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Old March 16 2014, 02:59 PM   #205
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Unpopular opinion: I'd be fine with losing Logan
Not unpopular with me.
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Old March 16 2014, 03:35 PM   #206
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Anyone else find it a bit disconcerting when they cursed. It felt like a "hey, we can curse now, let's do it," thing. It's always weird seeing TV shows become movies and suddenly being cursing (though nothing can top Spike's 1986 "Oh shit!" in Transformers: The Movie ).
Not really. Though that's probably because I thought the lack of cursing on the show was unrealistic.
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Old March 16 2014, 04:43 PM   #207
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Bad news. Veronica Mars is not in the top 10 and has a huge dropoff throughout the weekend. Not sure how they got Subday numbers when most aren't awake.


11). Veronica Mars (WB), 291 theaters / $1M Fri. / $617K Sat. (-39%) / $375K Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $2M / Per screen: $6,837 to $7120 / Wk 1
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Old March 16 2014, 04:58 PM   #208
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Bad news. Veronica Mars is not in the top 10 and has a huge dropoff throughout the weekend. Not sure how they got Subday numbers when most aren't awake.
I think that the digital numbers will be the interesting ones. The rental cost me as much as gas to the nearest theater showing it would have, let alone the ticket; doing the rental was a no-brainer for me.
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Old March 16 2014, 05:37 PM   #209
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Bad news. Veronica Mars is not in the top 10 and has a huge dropoff throughout the weekend. Not sure how they got Subday numbers when most aren't awake.


11). Veronica Mars (WB), 291 theaters / $1M Fri. / $617K Sat. (-39%) / $375K Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $2M / Per screen: $6,837 to $7120 / Wk 1
In 291 theaters? $2mil is pretty frikkin good! Anyone expecting VM to be in the top 10 this weekend is kidding themselves. The dropoff is not great and could ultimately effect the possibility of a sequel BUT as ATimson says, the digital numbers will be interesting and the true tale of what's going on with the show. I live in the Greater Nashville area and the movie wasn't showing here. I had to rent it on iTunes.
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Old March 16 2014, 06:07 PM   #210
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Well the problem was the predictions on Friday were for 2.2-2.7 million and be in the top 10. The drop off is very very very bad, to the point I think it could cause issues for a sequel.
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