Of Course Kristen Bell Is the Best Thing in First Trailer for ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie

By January 3, 2014
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Are you a fan of “Veronica Mars”? Did you donate to the film version of the beloved TV show’s wildly popular Kickstarter campaign? Do you like, um, solving crime with Kristen Bell? Are you…into, uh, crime-solving with Ms. Bell? Fine, fine, it’s confession time – my knowledge base of the popular show turned big screen bonanza is slim (and that’s putting it nicely). Having never watched an episode of the series, it’s been hard for me to get excited about the return of the eponymous character to the screen (and a big one at that) – but will the release of the film’s first official trailer change my mind and get me genuinely amped? Let’s find out.

Well, if nothing else, it looks I’ll be coming away from the Veronica Mars movie with a healthy affection for Kristen Bell, because for a Veronica Mars neophyte like me, the actress’ spunk and pluck looks like the only thing that can set this film apart. The first part of this official trailer looks to be crammed with some very, very standard “zany!” rom-com tropes (a handsome dude, a slick office, a touch of confusion), before zinging right back into (I assume?) the relationships that drove the series. And murder! There’s also definitely murder!

While you can most likely gather the plot of the film from this trailer with relative ease, the official synopsis from Warner Bros. gives us just a touch more insight: “In the film, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.”

Oh, so Logan calls her. And that was a law firm she was interviewing at. And, also, apparently her hometown is known as Neptune! Fans of the show, I leave it to you – do you like this trailer? What do you want to see in the film? Should I watch the whole series before I take in the film?

Veronica Mars arrives in theaters on March 14.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.