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The Veronica Mars Kickstarter is going to be a huge success

I've never watched an episode of Veronica Mars, but I can already tell this Kickstarter is going to be huge, wildly surpass their goals, and become a film fans will love. How do I know? Because: Hit and Run.

 

This was a little movie written, directed, and starring Kristen Bell's husband Dax Shepard. It's a goofy little movie, part road-trip, part who-done-it, but very funny with smart dialogue. I rented it a few weeks ago on AppleTV not expecting much and was surprised by how much I liked this goofy little film. It has a look of a film that says "anyone can do this, you too can make an entertaining little picture."

I did a little research (read the IMDB page) and realized why I loved it so much: it only cost $2M to make. Comic book movie blockbusters are now costing in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars, and this little two million dollar movie has done over fourteen million dollars in business, I'm sure making it quite the successful project for everyone involved. There was something about the movie that reminded me of the first time I went online in the mid-1990s and saw the web as one giant "anyone can do this, you too can make a great website" message.

So I have a feeling Kristen Bell can make a wonderful little $2M movie that people will love since she already did it last summer.

  1. Thanks for the heads up! I love KB, but am not good about keeping up with movies. This goes on the must-watch list.

  2. You really should catch a few episodes of the TV show – the writing was current and snarky and wonderful! Kristen Bell was born to play VM.

  3. So, the Kickstarter has already exceeded its $2m goal in the first 24 hours. I’m sure pledges will slow after this, but I suspect the budget will be much bigger than $2m by the time the Kickstarter expires in 30 days.

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