Film review: Veronica

The critically acclaimed TV series Veronica Mars ran for three series then was cancelled, to the dismay of millions of viewers.

Thanks to the fund-raising website Kickstarter, writer-director Rob Thomas and lead actress Kristen Bell have managed to raise more than $5m to resurrect the characters for this big screen investigation.

Private detective Veronica Mars (Bell) has left behind her father Keith (Enrico Colantoni) and friends in Neptune, California to start afresh in New York.

Ghosts of the past return to haunt Veronica when old flame Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is accused of

murder.

She is the only person who can save him from life behind bars.

Thus, Veronica returns to Neptune and rebuilds bridges with best friend Wallace Fennel (Percy Daggs III), computer expert Mac (Tina Majorino) and PCH biker gang leader Eli (Francis Capra) to uncover the evidence that will prove Logan’s

innocence.

His womanising buddy Dick (Ryan Hansen) and Gia Goodman (Krysten Ritter), daughter of Neptune’s mayor, also help or hinder Veronica’s enquiry, putting the private investigator in a difficult position as she exposes painful secrets about the people closest to her.