MTV News has named it’s most anticipated flick of 2014. Rob Thomas’s “Veronica Mars” was crowned the must-see movie of the year by those voting in the 2014 MTV Movie Brawl, just beating teen-vampire flick “Vampire Academy”.
Fans voted more than 200 million times in the MTV Movie Brawl, and over 40 million times in the final round alone.
In the first round, the Kickstarter-funded movie managed to take down the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Round two pitted “Mars” against the Robert Pattinson-starring “The Rover.” Only a split in the vote between “Rover” and the also Pattinson-starring “Maps to the Stars” helped “Mars” eke ahead.
Then came round three, and the unbelievable happened. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” poised to be the blockbuster follow-up to 2013’s biggest movie, fell at the last moment as “Mars” pulled ahead, taking the round by two measly percentage points of the vote.
In the Final Four, “Mars” took on “The Maze Runner” for a heated battle that ultimately found the Gladers ceding to the Marshmallows. The Final Two ended with “Vampire Academy” fans fighting long and hard, but ultimately falling to “Mars.”
“Veronica Mars” hits theaters March 14.