Why all Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter backlash is bullshit
1. “OMG. WHY CAN’T CHARITIES RAISES THIS KIND OF MONEY? People should spend their money on a good cause!!!!
First of all. Fuck you. I don’t go around policing your budget and telling you that you should have skipped that ugly bag or your iPad and bought a goat for someone in Kenya. People donate their time and money to a variety of causes and that’s not mutually exclusive with spending money on the Veronica Mars movie.
Secondly, the incentives provided for donating to the Veronica Mars Movie were so good that it would be irresponsible for a charity to attempt to replicate. The overhead would be too high. This, being a for-profit enterprise, can afford to sweeten the pot with tees, dvds, posters and other swag. They’re giving the movie to anyone who pays $35+. This has such huge potential to influence movie financing.
2. Whatever, this movie would have been made anyway. Congrats on wasting your money!
Arrested Development: The Movie still doesn’t have a script.
3. The third season sucked!
4. There are so many BETTER shows that should get movies.
Ok, well why don’t you start your own kickstarter. I hope it does better than your letter writing campaign for 666 Park Avenue.
5. It’s gonna FLOP
It may only get a small audience; we’ll find out a year from now. I’m excited for what could be a huge game-changer and a pioneer in a brave new way of making film. Seems fitting for Veronica Mars.