The saying goes 'you can't go home again', but Veronica Mars, the film really blends in very well with the entire writing style, method and setup of the series. The film doesn't feel like a grand finale. It doesn't wrap things up into super neat bows, it doesn't even put up 'amazing' plot elements. Instead, it feels like one of the best Veronica Mars mysteries realized in a single viewing.
There is something to be said for that; I can see people who will demand this film should have been more than it is, but I think back to TV shows turned movies (looking at you, X-Files, Star Trek: TNG) you try to do too much to capture the grandeur of film and you fail to bring to the screen the things your TV fans loves.
Veronica Mars the film gives fans an amazingly high level of fan service - it brings back the cute moments, the tip of the hat to things that fans love and it just moves the timeframe forward. In a lot of ways, Veronica Mars the film is like re-uniting with old friends, and instead of feeling as though they've become something unexpected, you find that while different they still feel like the friends you knew once upon a time.
Strong praise for the writing staff who managed to make this a very fan-friendly film that is also a pleasant time for those who aren't up on all Veronica Mars lore.
A solid "B"