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UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help! Read more

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UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!

Veronica Mars is Back.

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Gang,

This is it. We've been waiting almost eight years for this moment.

Today, Veronica Mars returned, and it's all because of you.

By the time you read this update, many of you will have already seen the movie.

Over the last week, I've had the chance to watch it with more than 1,000 of you in Austin, New York and Los Angeles. Starting this morning, it became available through digital retailers and on demand. Here in the United States, the first theatrical screenings started at 12:01 AM this morning. And, if you pledged $35 or more during the Kickstarter, you should now have received an email with instructions and a redeemable code to access the movie through Flixster. (If you haven't, it's because we've been unable to reach you through email.)

If you haven't received an email about your digital version of the movie, please email Customer Support at info@theveronicamarsmovie.com. (We want to make sure you get to see the movie right away, so Warner Bros has extra staff working to provide faster answers.)

On Flixster & Digital Download Options

As a quick aside: we've read all of your comments since yesterday's update. We know that some of you have strong opinions about the decision to provide digital versions of the movie through Flixster.

As you'll see in the original FAQ on our Kickstarter page, we've always planned to include Flixster as a digital distribution platform. But I also know that many of you use iTunes, Amazon or other platforms, and would prefer to claim your digital copies on your favorite service, so we hoped we'd also be able to arrange for more options. Unfortunately, it just wasn't possible. In the end, Flixster was the best option for getting the digital movie reward out to all of you, worldwide, at the same time.

But more than anything, I genuinely want today to be perfect for all of you. It's March 14. Today, your movie came out worldwide, and I want you to be able to watch it on whatever platform or device works best for your needs.

So, here's the deal:

We understand that some of you prefer other platforms or services for watching digital content. If you contact our Customer Support team, they can help.

If you paid for a copy of the movie a year ago, we don't want you to have less choice and freedom than people who decide to buy it today. And we definitely don't want you to end up paying twice just to see the movie on your preferred service.

Please know that Warner Bros have given Customer Support a lot of freedom to help make things right, so if you're having issues, please let them know: they'll do their best to either help get Flixster working to your satisfaction, or, if you prefer, to provide an alternate solution.

Now, let's take a few minutes to talk about the movie we just released together.

How I'm Measuring Veronica's Success 

Over the last month, we've done a lot of media appearances and interviews, and in almost every one of them, I've said the same thing: my number one goal for Veronica Mars was to make our fans happy.

In the past week, I've gotten to watch the movie several times, with over thousand of our backers. I've gotten to speak to many of you while walking our red carpets, on sidewalks before interviews, and in both the Kickstarter screenings and after parties. Since yesterday, as more of you started seeing the movie in far-flung time zones (where the future is now!), I've gotten hundreds more messages sharing your thoughts.

The early feedback on the movie from fans has been so positive that I've been walking on air all day.

Do I still hope Veronica Mars does well in movie theaters, and sells a hundred billion copies on opening weekend? Of course I do. And is there a number I've discussed with Warner Bros that would make it easier to start talking about a sequel? Of course there is. The more audience we can show for Veronica Mars, the better the odds that we'll get to do this again in the future.

Most of the time, when you direct or produce a film, you spend opening weekend watching the box office returns, because those -- for better or worse -- are considered the biggest measure of success. (Happily, we're off to a good start.) I'm still watching those numbers, but I have to be honest: for me, that feels a little bit like playing with the house's money. If you're happy, we've already hit our mark.

Why we needed to get this right.

This week, I've spoken with a lot of reporters. Without fail, almost every single one of them asks some version of this question: "Veronica Mars has been off the air for years. Why did you keep pursuing this movie for so long? Why not give up?"

(It's actually been 2,488 days since the last episode of Veronica Mars premiered. Not that I'm counting.)

As I kept answering that question, I realized that there were three big reasons I never gave up: (1) Veronica Mars was a show that we're all proud of. That's rarer than you might think. (2) The people who worked on Veronica Mars really enjoy working with each other. That's also rarer than you might think.

But above all: we never gave up because you never gave up.

Over the last seven years, whenever I speak with fans, I'm reminded -- again and again -- of how important Veronica is to many of you. And I'd like to think that also I understand what this movie has meant to many of you.

Like many of you, I am a huge TV fan. I geek out over my favorite shows. I have appointment television. I write fan mail to my favorite show creators. And I absolutely know what it's like to love a show deeply, and to identify with the characters. (I said it last night at PaleyFest, but Judd Apatow probably wasn't there, so I'll say it again: if Freaks & Geeks ever Kickstarts a movie, I'll be the first in line.) As someone who cares that much, I am constantly humbled to hear that so many of you feel that way about a show that is so personal to me. 

The backers I've gotten to meet over the last week -- and there are so many of you -- fill me with awe. I'll admit that I expected most of the backers at each premiere to be local, or at least within an hour's flight of the theater. Instead, I met backers from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, Brazil -- the list goes on. And meeting you doesn't just mean that you supported us in making the movie. It means you cared enough to pay for hotels, and airfare, to be there with us at our Kickstarter premieres. Several of you told me that these events were your vacation for the year, or even the next two years.

As you watch the movie, please know that we've done our very best to deserve your commitment. 

The strangest part, in meeting all of you, was how many of you kept thanking me, and Kristen, and the rest of our team, for making the movie -- and it was strange mostly because, as smart as you all are, it seemed obvious to me that you were getting this one wrong. The thanks should have been going in the other direction. 

Enough talking. 

There's more to say, but this isn't a night for reading.

Tonight, and this weekend, I hope you'll have a chance to watch the movie you made possible, and share the experience with your fellow backers and fans. 

I'll be watching to see how the movie performs over the weekend, but the most important thing to me is knowing what YOU think of it, so -- SPOILER WARNING -- please let me know in the comments below. As always -- even if I can't respond to all of you -- I promise that I'm reading. 

Thank you for everything you've done to get us to this moment. 

With Gratitude, 

Rob

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    1. Creator Leigh Barton on September 1, 2014

      Just watched the 3rd season and the movie, again (Happy Labor Day!). Still. awesome. Fingers extra crossed for a reprise of the series (psssst, Netflix, you listening?), or more movies would be sweet too. These characters and stories are great - thanks for keeping them alive.

    2. Creator Jeri Opalk on August 28, 2014

      For various reasons my sister and I just saw the movie, and we totally loved it! I realized how much I'd missed the story and the characters. It was sad when VM ended. If a new series isn't possible then a movie or a mini-series would be fantastic. I hope it can happen and would even fund another Kickstarter if one is offered. GREAT MOVIE!

    3. Creator Tyler Chatel on April 9, 2014

      Wow. Just wow. Until about two weeks ago I'd never seen a single episode of Veronica Mars. That's right I donated to the kickstarter without even being a fan. Why did I do this? Well I've been a fan of many shows that have been cancelled or been forced to end early and when I heard about this project I was very intrigued. As a screenwriter and amateur filmmaker myself who has used kickstarter to fund my own independent film I've become a firm supporter of kickstarter and all it's accomplished. I'd heard good things about Veronica Mars but honestly had no plans to ever start watching. It was cancelled and many fans were left begging for more. So why torture myself. Then this kickstarter was announced. I was torn about pledging as I'd never seen the show. But I felt this project was just wonderful. A way to give the fans exactly what they want and a way to show the executives that fans do have power. I decided to pledge. I bought the first season soon after. I'd have to watch the series before seeing the movie. Fast forward about a year and I hadn't gotten around to watching yet. The movie had just come out and I was very interested in watching. I finally started the show and....whoa! I was hooked. My brother and I spent the next two week marathoning. Between two jobs and other life responsibilities I somehow managed to watch all three seasons in less than two weeks. Whenever I was home I had to watch more Veronica Mars. I fell in love with characters especially Veronica and Logan. Finally tonight I got to watch my digital download of the film. Wow. It was one of the most fun and satisfying viewing experiences of my life. It seemed to be everything a fan could want. Seeing so many characters pop up was great. Another intriguing mystery. The core characters we love. Logan being Logan. Great stuff. I plan to head into Manhattan with some friends this weekend to see the film in a theatre. It's an experience I need to have before it's too late. All in all I'm just very happy with the film. Thank you so much for delivering on everything that was promised and giving a truly wonderful movie for fans. I took a chance backing this film and boy was it worth it. Again thank you. You now have a new fan for life. Here's hoping you all can do another. I know I'd back a sequel.

    4. Creator Kathleen Wilens on April 7, 2014

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie and totally exceeded my expectations! (not that I had any low expectations....) Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just saw it over this past weekend for the first time. I purchased 8 (the max allowed) tickets online for the midnight "opening" night showing at a theatre that was 2 hours away in Emeryville, San Fran Bay area so the whole family could go. We had an unexpected illness in our extended family and a few other things that popped up workwise, so we were unable to go. I gave away the tickets to my daughter's college friends (they were ecstatic) I received my copy of the movie on Friday, but was determined to go to the theater to see it first. Also, I was still re-watching the 3 season and figured I had waited this long... so finish it first. Between work and other family commitments finally finished and planned to go yesterday with my daughter. We LOVED LOVED LOVED it and felt it embodied everything "Veronica". I am not really sure how you do it - provide the expected, unexpectedly, and in a way that we can accept. (mmmm does that sound right?) We laughed, cried, were scared, laughed again (oh Dick...can't get enough of him..), were moved, and again wish we could live the life of a "PI" like Veronica. We were intoxicated, and like the marshmallows we are, an "addict" as well.

      First of all, I am a 57 year old mom. I started to watch Veronica Mars because my daughters, who were in high school at the time, watched VM. These days, as parents were are always looking for ways to connect with our kids. I have 3 daughters, and a few "adopted" ones as well. One of my daughter's best friends, was at the house, invited me to watch with them, and I was hooked on just one episode. She dropped off Season 1 DVDs for me to catch up and the rest is history. When I heard about the Kickstarter campaign, I dove in right away, although at just a $35 level due to budget constraints at the time - but elated to hear when you had met and exceeded the goal. I have followed you and read every word on your Updates and thoroughly impressed at the ability for your team to provide everything you promised. I am sure you had a few hitches, but as a backer and part of the process, I am in awe of the dedication and devotion to your fans.

      Now on to the "Thousand Dollar Tan Line" to get my next Veronica fix...as my daughters are already begging me to read and pass on. I guess I will just have to order them their own copies...

      Thanks again and continued success with all VM projects! This junkie can't wait for the next one.....

    5. Creator Stefanie Painter on March 27, 2014

      First of all, THANK YOU for making a great movie!

      It’s been a cool experience over the past year to see just how much y’all love the show, too. I’ve been a fan of other shows, but none nearly so much as Veronica Mars and I’ve never seen a cast that showed such genuine passion when talking about a project they were a part of. That’s definitely been one of the best aspects of this whole fan experience.

      So before I get to what I thought of the movie I have to take this opportunity to share a bit of my fan experience over the years. Will I sound like a douche for throwing this in? Ah shoot, I’ll do it anyway! I’ve been a fan since the beginning! The year the show started coincided with my first semester away at college. I remember seeing the show advertised on UPN and being surprised because it totally didn’t seem like a UPN show. So I tuned in and was hooked! I didn’t have cable in my dorm room so I’d have to wait till the weekends when I made the trek back home to watch that week’s episode. Her wit and snarky comments made my shy and reserved teenaged-self wish I was a bit more assertive. Way back in ’06, I even took the first season DVDs with me while I was studying abroad in Italy and after talking the show up so much, some of my roommates finally caved and watched a few episodes with me. Then, of course, they were hooked!

      Because of Veronica Mars I was introduced to the whole “shipping” craze. It was the first show that I ever really followed online and during the first season, I started visiting fan forums to find out what theories were floating around as to the whodunit and to find out if anyone else was loving the, ahem, LoVe.

      When I found out about the Kickstarter campaign, I wouldn’t shut up about it for about the next week or so. I was religiously watching the numbers that first day and, like so many, was astonished at how fast the total rose. I kept saying, “I can’t believe it’s real. I cannot believe it’s actually happening!” I was on a high the rest of that day and could not stop smiling. I know my family had to be sick of hearing me go and on about, “Oh my gosh! They’re up to x-amount or that amount!”

      I went to the fan event in Atlanta and knew it was going to be full of the best people to see it with: fellow Marshmallows. I’ve been to other fan things for other fandoms but this one was different. There was a lightness in the air at the fan event. Everyone was smiling and you could tell they were all just so excited to be there and to finally see the movie. I’m pretty sure 90% of the people there were decked out in their VMars Kickstarter or Café Press gear. (I saw a lot of Team Logan shirts that night.) Afterward I overheard some people (who didn’t even know each other!) geeking out about various details and minutiae from the movie that aligned with the show. It was fun to experience the movie with so many people who knew the show so well because we were all laughing at the in-jokes and getting excited when favorite characters showed up—Corny’s appearance was a pleasant surprise! My sisters, even though they’d never watched the show, went to the fan event with me and at the end of the night guess what they were both saying? “I want to watch the show!” And I was like, “Told you so!” Now the DVD sets, which I have had for years, are being watched by a newer generation of VM fans. One of my sisters is currently making her way through her first viewing of the series and I’m a bit jealous of that because I wish I could go back and experience the show for the first time again!

      As for the movie itself, I tried to have no expectations as to what the plot or outcome would or should be because I really wanted to just enjoy the moment. To enjoy that Veronica Mars was back. I didn't even watch the trailer because I wanted to be as surprised as I could while watching the movie. I want to thank you for bringing this character back. For bringing so many Neptune characters back. Cliff, Vinnie, Mac, Piz, Wallace, Celeste (!), Madison (terrible though she is, she is fun to watch!) etc..etc…The great relationship between Veronica and her dad was still there. The comment Veronica made about Deputy Sacks ‘stache…so good, you guys. So good. And it was so sad to see him go. The magical chemistry between Logan and Veronica was there—my mind was blown when he showed up in military uniform at the airport. Whaaaaa? Veronica’s reaction to his appearance was priceless. Seven years ago, I would have been adamant that Veronica and Logan end up together in the movie, but now that I’m older and wiser (LOL) I’m just so happy that VM is back and because of that all the LoVe action (“Come back to me.” *sigh*) became the wonderful cherry on top of an already spectacular movie.

      The reunion scenes were a gold mine of wonderful, quintessential VM moments. From Madison’s awards prank to the brawl that resulted. (The fight scenes on the show were always some of the best I’d ever seen on TV.) Pure, pure VM goodness. It was great seeing where the characters were after 10 years. How some had matured and become levelheaded (Logan!!) and others had stayed the same (Dick…smh). I think it’s entirely fitting that Veronica ends up working at Mars Investigations again. And oh my gosh, I love, love, love that Mac is working with her. I always liked their friendship on the show.

      While watching the movie, I kept being surprised by how fan-friendly it was. I knew from interviews, that you had said you wanted to make the movie for the fans, but until I was actually in the theatre watching it I’d had no idea just how serious y’all were about that. It was awesome. While it was a movie –for- the fans, you weren’t pandering to us. There was a good balance between the need to get the uninitiated up to speed and the throwback moments for those in the know.

      Thank you, Rob Thomas, for not tying the series up with a neat little bow seven years ago even though cancellation was on the horizon. All those unanswered questions we were left with only caused the fans to grow more determined to see Veronica Mars make a comeback. And in this movie she was, without doubt, better than ever.

      Y’all done good.

    6. Creator Karen Divorty on March 25, 2014

      Hi Rob,

      I love your voice and have been a fan for a long time, since your Cupid days. I've thought a lot about the Veronica Mars movie in the last few weeks. Whether I believe the movie is good or bad, I'm glad it exists. At the time I watched it, I enjoyed it. However, I think perhaps my enjoyment came out of being a fan of the show and desire for nostalgia. I decided to get a second opinion, so I started texting a friend of mine about it and we both realized through the course of our conversation that there was a lot of little things we felt didn't work.

      This movie is generally for the fans, but is trying to be for the casual viewer too. Now I understand why you are trying to appeal to both, but I think that is where the movie fails. The prologue was glossy and cool, I loved the way it flowed and the music gave me goosebumps, but it was unnecessary and just felt like you were cheating the story.
      Always the great character, Veronica is of course central in the story, but almost every other character feels like a cameo. Well with the exception of Dick, but even he is more developed than Logan, who I felt got a short thrift. Another thing, as a fan I understand Veronica’s relationship with Logan, but to the casual viewer, they have no idea nor do they care, as they only care what you show them. There wasn’t enough Veronica and Logan. Out of context, the fact that she would break up with Piz and then go directly to bed with Logan seems more like a plot convince.

      Again, I’m glad there is a Veronica Mars film and I’d gladly part with money again to have you make another one, but I honestly believe that your storytelling style is better suited to a TV show. There is so much scope to Veronica Mars that is utterly lost in a movie…. I’d love to see you do a limited Netflix series or something.

      Hope my opinion wasn’t too harsh. I know a lot of fans are saying how much they loved it...Perhaps I am too much of a critic. Thanks for bringing Veronica Mars back, it reminds me of how much I’ve missed watching her. All the best Rob!

    7. Creator Emma Cairo on March 25, 2014

      I am so stoked about the movie but now I want more! Please make a sequel or bring the tv show back!!! Thanks, Rob & team.

    8. Creator Maria Spore on March 23, 2014

      Watched the digital download the night it came out. Went to the movies to see it with fellow VM lovers the other night. LoVe prevails! Totally worth the wait! Great script, great acting!

      It was a great movie! Glad to see so many VM characters. Wish it could have been a longer movie. I cannot wait for more VM movies & books!

    9. Creator Matthew Elm on March 22, 2014

      The Veronica Mars movie was absolutely amazing! Rob Thomas you did not disappoint, you are such an amazing writer! It was everything I expected and more!
      I think we should do a kickstarter campaigne to bring the TV series back! I don't know how this kind of thing works with networks in terms of funding but if there was financial aid from the fan base would that make it easier to get the show picked up again? Furthermore, I'm sure after the movie the quantity of fellow marshmallows could only go UP! I already have numerous friends that are watching the series for the first time now specifically because of the movie, so I can only imagine how the number of Veronica Mars followers is going to go up in the coming weeks!!! Let's bring the show back!!!! Marshmallows unite!!

    10. Creator Max Hilzensauer on March 22, 2014

      I just wached the movie for a second time. And it was way better than the first time. Although I would consider myself as a marshmallow, i didn't get everything at first. I'm so happy that the movie exists and that it's so good. Thank you! :)

    11. Creator Audrey on March 22, 2014

      Please bring it to St. Louis!

    12. Creator Russell B Brown on March 21, 2014

      I got to go to the NY screening on March 10th--my friend and I (both fans since day 1) thoroughly enjoyed it. So what did I do this past Wednesday? Went to see it with another friend. And I enjoyed it just as much!

    13. Creator Mary L Budres on March 21, 2014

      @Lawrance Lee - Yes, the soundtrack is AMAZING! Listening to it right now. The new version of "We Used To Be Friends" sets such a great tone for the new version of where everyone's lives are at now in the movie. Thanks for the Vudu tip, too...I had no idea that would work and now I've got it all set up.

    14. Creator Kristen Wuillemin on March 21, 2014

      Rob and team, I just watched the movie. I can't tell you how happy this makes me! Such a great job, I'm so happy that we got a chance to bring Veronica back and thanks so much for taking us on the journey with you. I'm excited that there is more to come in the Veronica Mars world, and am optimistic that this can change the way movies and tv are made! I laughed, I cried, I cheered - I'm grinning widely and almost too excited to sleep. Thank you!

    15. Creator Ronald Currier on March 21, 2014

      Just returned from seeing VM at the AMC here in San Diego. Maybe a dozen people in the theater (on a Thursday night), most if not all were fans. We all laughed in the right spots and cried in the right spots. There was applause at the end. Not sure you can ask for much more than that. All in all, the movie did the VM legacy proud.

    16. Creator John Young on March 20, 2014

      I thought the movie was amazing!!! I watched the digital download the day it came out and would happily pay to see it in the theaters ... if the nearest one wasn't several hundred miles away. I love Vmars but that's a bit of a hike. I thought the movie did a great job of recapturing the spirit if the series, how some characters stayed the same *cough* Dick *cough* but how others changed and grew like Mac & Wallace. You exceeded my expectations and I consider my kickstarter money, money well spent.

    17. Creator Laura Fitzpatrick on March 20, 2014

      I already had really high hopes for the movie and it surpassed all of my expectations. I saw it on opening day in a theater clearly full of other big VMars fans and it was amazing. Thank you for making this happen!

    18. Creator Thomas B. Haughey on March 19, 2014

      I'm still waiting on information on how to download the script PDF. Can anyone help me with that? I saw a notice a day and a half ago that all the links had been downloaded, but I didn't get one. I followed the instructions to request a second email of the information, but that didn't produce any results. It's not in my mailbox, spam, or trash. I'd appreciate any help anyone can give.

    19. Creator Kelly Macdonald Furgal on March 19, 2014

      The movie was worth the 7 year wait. And I think that is exactly what Rob wanted to give us. I gathered twenty friends and co-workers, most of whom had watched the show, but also recruited some newbies, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I really hope there is a Netflix series. I love how everyone's personalities translated years later....my only criticism is that while I know Logan was on trial for murder, it would have been nice to have a few more smiles and sarcastic quips from his character. That is what we love most about Logan (other than how much he loves Veronica). Hopefully now that he is proven innocent, the sequel will showcase the Logan we know and love. I also loved the lines at the end #EpicLoVe!!! SO happy :)
      Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Rob, Kristin and the cast: you guys are amazing! Can't wait to see what's next!

    20. Creator Péter Hollenczer on March 19, 2014

      The movie was everything we wanted it to be and I can't thank enough everyone, the other backers, the cast and crew and anyone who was even a tiny bit involved with the movie.
      Having the high school reunion was a brilliant idea to bring back so many characters, we missed during the past years. It's unfortunate that some characters had only a few lines but it's understandable that 107 minutes didn't allow them more time.
      Hopefully Warner Brothers will be smart enough to give money to many more movies but they should let Rob do the writing and give as less suggestions as possible. But it would be good if after a few movies there would be still some characters alive. I'm especially sad about the third death, I wish we could have seen more of him later.
      I also want to congratulate on the box office numbers, the average numbers are really good. I hope the movie sells well online too.

    21. Creator Lawrance Lee on March 19, 2014

      no one has commented about it, but loved the soundtrack. been listening to it every day. if you get the cd from amazon, it comes with the mp3 version too with a bonus track by Max called Mug Shot.

    22. Creator Lawrance Lee on March 19, 2014

      for those who wants to see the movie in HD or on tv, get yourself a free vudu account and linked it to flixster/ultraviolet and the movie will show up in vudu.

    23. Creator Lawrance Lee on March 19, 2014

      watch it the first day after I got off work. I had problems playing flixster through my tv, but I got to watch it when I switch to using vudu. if you link flixster, vudu, or target ticket with ultraviolet, then you'll get the movies in each of those services. watched the movie in HD. absolutely love it. as usual, lots of unanswered questions. hoped some will be answered in the books or a sequel. what sucks is all these torrent users bragging how their illegal copy is in HD and they don't had to pay anything for it on the comments of sites like darkhorizons, aintitcoolnews and yahoo.

    24. Creator Lawrance Lee on March 19, 2014

      @David, if you have vudu, you can download it HDX.

    25. Creator Thomas B. Haughey on March 19, 2014

      I just ordered a spare BluRay of the movie from Warner Brothers to give my brother and noticed that they have already steeply discounted the pre orders. As nice as that was for me, however, I couldn't help but think what that means to reaching Rob's magic number that will jump start a sequel. I also noticed that Dish Network is now offering the Veronica Mars Movie on Pay Per View. When movies are on Pay Per View it is the policy of most theater chains not to show that movie. That means it's unlikely WB will expand the number of theaters. I very much want to take my family to a local theater to see the movie and can't travel nearly four hundred miles to do so. Warner Brothers needs to find out how many Veronica Mars fans there are, and the brass won't find out unless the number of theaters increases. IT LOOKS LIKE THE MOVIE WON'T GO INTO TWO THOUSAND THEATERS UNLESS IT WINS AN ACADEMY AWARD EARLY NEXT YEAR. MARSH MELLOWS, IT'S TIME TO GET THAT CAMPAIGN STARTED.

    26. Creator Mikhail Aristov on March 19, 2014

      Just wanted to pop in and say that I finally found a way to watch the movie. :) I am happy about it. ^^

    27. Creator Tracy D on March 19, 2014

      Veronica Mars was the show my mom and I watched together while I was in college. We'd call each other up after the show or I would come home to watch it on the weekend with her. We'd talk about what we thought would happen. It was the show that made us connect when I was an adult.

      I backed the campaign for a free dvd and digital copy, but my mom and I couldn't resist seeing it on the big screen. I took Friday off of work and traveled two hours to go see the movie with my Mom. We were a bit surprised when we got there - we saw a 10:40 AM showing and there were about 100 people in theater. There were others in the theater with their kickstarter t-shirts on too, which was fun to see as well.

      Of course, we loved it. My mom even told me when I get it on DVD I should come back so we could watch it again together. Thanks for a fantastic movie and we both have our fingers crossed for a sequel!

    28. Creator bklyngal56 on March 19, 2014

      Hi Rob and the VM gang,

      First things first, I just wanted to say I enjoyed the film, and it was interesting to see where everyone ended up. I wasn't always happy with the outcome, but I think that's part of what makes the show true to life.

      Second, I just wanted to say that one of the reasons I loved the show so much was because it gave us a strong, independent, fully drawn female character in the form of Veronica. She was at turns funny, sensitive, earnest, sarcastic, sweet, or even sometimes vicious. She wasn't always nice but she was always interesting; this made her more like a real person than simply a character. The charm in Veronica Mars lies in the times when she goes toe-to-toe with other characters, challenging them with her wits and quips. You've been able to wonderfully transition her personality to adulthood, and I'm glad we got to see that in the film. Her snarkiness, her directness, is still intact even though she's become an adult.

      But now here comes my substantive criticism of the film... while you've been able to transition Veronica into adulthood to great effect, the same cannot be said for Logan, who once had equally as sparkling wit but somehow has become extremely somber. One of my issues with the film (and this was also one of my issues with season 3 of the series) was that Logan's personality seems to be completely subsumed as soon as he's in a relationship with Veronica. It seems as if he loses all aspects of his personality except the dour, brooding ones if he's not the "obligatory psychotic jackass". I know part of this is because he's supposed to have grown up now and gotten his life together, and of course, he's also a murder suspect in the film. But isn't it possible to have him maintain some of the "quippiness" he had in the series without being a complete "psychotic jackass"? I don't think those aspects of his personality have to be mutually exclusive. And I'm not saying that Veronica and Logan should break up either -- I think LoVe is one of the bedrocks of the VM universe -- I'm just saying, could there be a way to let the Logan of season 1 and 2 shine through a little? He was played so wittily and with such joie de vivre by Jason Dohring once upon a time, but now all he seems to do is sulk. I would love to see him be more than just the love interest and (admittedly) pretty accessory for Veronica. The voicemail at the end of the film was a nice touch and harkened back to the Logan we all love, but tonally I found it a little jarring considering how dour he was for most of the film.

      All that being said, I will still gladly support any future iterations of VM -- be it more films or a TV series or mini-series, or whatever new-fangled method of delivery technology brings us next.

    29. Creator Colleen Thorndike on March 19, 2014

      I loved the movie! I saw it in the theater opening day--the afternoon show since the two evening shows were sold out (go marshmallows of Cleveland!). The next day I watched my digital download (I had zero problems with flixster--it immediately linked to my roku and I was able to easily watch it on my tv)--I liked it much better on the big screen, but I have a small, old tv--I'm sure it'll be awesome once I upgrade my tv to one made this century.

      I'm so happy to be a backer and to hear all the buzz around it. One of my friends heard the buzz about it and is borrowing my DVDs of the 3 seasons to watch and then we're going to watch the movie together.

      I do wish the movie had more Mac & Wallace, but maybe the DVD will have extended scenes. I especially loved the scene of Veronica and Wallace having lunch at Neptune High--such a great callback to the show. Even though I'm disappointed Wallace isn't an engineer like he wanted to be-- high school teacher/coach fits him much better. I think the movie did a good job of setting up for more VM--books, rebooted series, another movie, etc...
      I can't wait to read the VM books (already pre-ordered the first one) and Dick's web series is sure to be hilarious.

    30. Creator leigh nygren on March 19, 2014

      i loved the movie so much. it was everything i thought of and more. going to buy it soon. also hoping for a sequel or even for the series to come back! I would even send more money if it meant more VM! =]

    31. Creator Ivanovitch on March 19, 2014

      @David - if you email OUR Customer Support team (not Flixster's), they should be able to help resolve that for you -- info@theveronicamarsmovie.com. And if you can't get Flixster to work in HD, or would feel better about getting it through another service that you already use, they can help you do that at no additional cost.

    32. Creator David LaRoss on March 19, 2014

      So I've had no problems getting my copy of the movie to play through Flixster, which is nice given the horror stories I've heard from others. But....is it really SD-only? I can't find any option to download an HD version.

    33. Creator jacob moon on March 19, 2014

      Saw it tonight with my wife and I loved every second of this movie. It exceeded my expectations of what it could be, and I thought everyone in it did a phenomenal job. Kristen looks gorgeous and is hilarious and believable throughout. The story was compelling and clever. The music was perfect. You guys knocked it outta the park for this grateful backer!

    34. Creator Jennifer Daley on March 19, 2014

      I just wanted to say thank you! I absolutely loved the movie and can't wait for the books and am hoping for either a Netflix series or a sequel! I cannot get enough VM! It was exactly what I wanted and provided me with closure after a disappointing cancellation all those years ago. THANK YOU!!!

    35. Creator alice on March 18, 2014

      Loved the movie and can't wait to read the first (hopefully) book. :) Keep up the good work, Mr. Thomas!

    36. Creator Carly on March 18, 2014

      First off, LoVed the movie! Saw it opening night and downloaded it because i headed back to school and they don't have an amc near me...Long story short I have watched it 6 times. (Obsessive much lol) Anyway I just looked at the box office and it finally just hit 2 million as of yesterday. I know it is highly unlikely their will be a sequel. But Rob said there is a secret number. I think all of us fans just pick a day this weekend and bombard the theater and make at least 1 million. Us marshmallows NEVER back down! =D. Just an idea. Idk about you guys but this movie was def bittersweet. I mean yea it was amazing. But now I want MORE!!!

    37. Creator Ivanovitch on March 18, 2014

      @Joey -- sounds like Customer Support it still trying to keep up with all of the requests. If you want to email me at veronicamars@robthomasproductions.com, I'll follow up on it myself, and do what I can to get you a faster response!

      @Vicki: all script PDFs were sent out, so if you haven't received yours, it could be trapped in a spam filter OR it could be that we didn't have the right email address to send it to. Can you email veronicamars@robthomasproductions.com to let us know where you'd like it re-sent? I'll follow up ASAP.

    38. Creator Joey Nazzari on March 18, 2014

      still waiting for a reply to the e-mail from days ago.

    39. Creator Vicki Cicolari on March 18, 2014

      Has anyone received their PDF of the script yet? Just wondering I realize there are problems with the downloading and that takes a higher urgency.

    40. Creator Michael Matzat on March 18, 2014

      Have not gotten a reply yet on how to get the movie in germany. Any help?

    41. Creator Lanna on March 18, 2014

      I think the movie was awesome! Very very well done. I went to the theater the first two times I saw it, but when I downloaded it online I didn't have any trouble at all with Flixster. I mean, obviously a lot of other people had problems and I feel bad for them, but Flixster has been working well for me, so I just wanted to leave one good review for it.

    42. Creator Shannon Tierney on March 18, 2014

      I was actually not that happy with the movie. I left the theater feeling really not a whole lot of emotion about it one way or the other. There were a lot of points that I enjoyed. However, I was disappointed with how little we saw of Mac and Wallace, not to mention all the focus on Logan. Logan came off as even more boring than I found him to be in the show. As I always suspected, one you take away his psychotic side, there is not a whole lot left. I would love to see better character development for some of her friends, as we saw in the show, and focus less on love interests. Veronica is best when she is not pining after some guy. Although I thought maybe Veronica has grown up a bit, it made me really sad to see her throw away a good future. Why did she even bother going to law school? Very depressed that she has not changed at all for the better, but seems to be in a state of selfish arrested development. Dick was the most entertaining part of the movie for me.

    43. Creator Lynn Snyder on March 18, 2014

      The movie was GOOD! I want to see a longer director's cut. It felt like some important pieces were missing.

      Does anyone else think it was a bleak night for Team Piz?

    44. Creator Julia Andersen on March 18, 2014

      I loved the movie. It was so fun seeing it with fellow marshmallows, too! Every time an old favorite showed up there was cheering. I will have to watch it again for content cuz I was just so excited that she was back! Thank you so much, and thank you for letting us have a chance to help put Veronica back where she belongs :D

    45. Creator Thusitha Gunasekara on March 18, 2014

      It has been such a long and wonderful journey from when the news of this film broke and the kickstarter was started, and through it all, the updates made me feel as though I had really contributed, even if it wasn't much in the scale of things. I had so much fun along the way.
      I was worried that, after the build up and the hype, that the movie might fall a little bit short, but as I saw the familiar faces of the cast, I felt just like I did when I watched Veronica Mars on TV all those years ago, and I knew that I was in safe hands. I was gripped, right from the start, and all the sparkle and wit from the show was beautifully transferred onto the big screen.
      I am so glad that I was able to help and be a part of this incredible journey and I'll cherish the rewards that I received. Thank you so much to all of you, from Mr Thomas and Mr Bell, to my fellow backers, for bringing Veronica Mars back.

    46. Creator Maile Walker on March 18, 2014

      First of all, I loved the movie. LOVED!

      I wore my Kickstarter t-shirt and received so many comments from fellow backers. Everyone was so proud and so excited. We were all in this together, and it was an amazing feeling. I will be going back this weekend, wearing my Team Logan shirt. My boyfriend, who hasn't seen the movie yet (out of town and promised to wait for me) will be wearing his Team Piz shirt.

      I also wanted to ask who should I comment to discuss my Flixster issues. I've written to Warner Brothers, and have yet to hear back. I'm still unable to download my movie and have, sadly, only watched it once.

      I do want a copy of my movie, but more importantly, I wanted to express my thanks to everyone involved in the product. The cast, the crew - this truly came across as a labor of love, and as a longtime lover of this franchise, it was spectacular. Thank you for letting Veronica's story continue.

    47. Creator Brian on March 18, 2014

      Ok, so since I want the movie through Amazon what they said they would do is give me $10 back - but the movie cost $20 through Amazon streaming. Since I want it through Amazon, I guess I'll take that route, but it still irks me.

    48. Creator Beatrice Chavarria on March 18, 2014

      Rob and co.: first of all, thank you, thank you, thank you :D you guys totally delivered, I for one, am one happy backer and I'm just sorry I couldn't post any feedback sooner.
      I think I was among the first group to receive the download instructions and from reading the first comments, well, it seemed like you had sent us a cam version of the movie.
      Needless to say, once I saw the movie, the only inconvenient I encountered was being unable to get it to play fullscreen without the progress bar, so no biggie so I decided the people complaining about picture quality had either (a) planned to host a VM screening party with friends and family (b) are people who only watch bluerays and watch movies on high def screens (like my brothers)...

      As for the movie: I watched it with my husband, and once I was at leisure to do so, immediately proceeded to rewatch it, which is always a good sign. I liked it more the second time, in fact and was happy to catch many things I didn't catch the first time round ("exposition boulevard" tee-heee-hee, you crack me up...), there are still many things I know I didn't get and I expect the screenplay will come in handy for that.
      I appreciate how you structured one story in a more complex mystery and dealt with a sideline story, the whole thing progressed smoothly and was up to par with a story you might have told in one season or 10 episodes, and you did great IMO... Loved ALL the cameos, I wanted more time for Mac, Weevil, Corny, even Mr. Clemmons, Leo, Cliffy and VINNIE... of course, the list could go on and on...and there simply wasn't enough time, we get it ;)
      Ruby Jetson was awesome, kudos for an inspired casting (I was initially lukewarm toward Gaby Horfman, but she sure proved me all kinds of wrong), she was kooky and hilarious :)
      Most importantly, the movie left me aching for more Veronica Mars, like WAY more. For once in my life I'm looking forward to the release of an AUDIO book (gotta have the hallmark Veronica/KB voiceover), so good job all and all.
      You will let us know how the movie is doing, right? Please put 3 books and 3 movies (or you could emulate Sherlock's 3 episodes per season format) to my wishlist... and to think it's possible, not just fandom's wishfulthinking anymore... Yay :D

    49. Creator Adrienne Sanchez on March 18, 2014

      I saw the movie this weekend and I was not disappointed! The movie was done in true Veronica Mars fashion. Everyone did such a great job.

    50. Creator Maria Zervos on March 18, 2014

      I watched the movie on Sunday (with my sister, we're both big VM fans) and loved it. It was just like watching the show and I mean that as the highest compiment! I declare my kickstarter investment a full success. I can't wait to read the books- I now want more Veronica!