A fan revival proves you can go home again, kind of
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A year ago I paid $35 to see a movie. Not to watch a movie, mind you: to see that it was made. Whether I watched it was up to me.
The movie was Veronica Mars, the big-screen continuation of a cult TV detective drama that ran for three seasons before the CW canceled it in 2007. In case you never saw it–more than likely, hence the cancellation–it was the story of a Neptune, Calif., teen (Kristen Bell) who becomes a private eye after her best friend’s murder and her own drugging and rape. Mature and darkly funny, it fused detective noir and high school drama to tell a class-conscious story of power, popularity and justice.