Quickie Thoughts on Zodiac

March 7, 2007 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Media | 2 Comments

Jules and I caught a showing of David Fincher’s Zodiac over the weekend, and, like Julie says, we had high expectations and it still managed to blow us away. I walked out of the theater thinking about the film and haven’t really stopped since. It has been catching a lot of flak from critics for being too long without a satisfactory resolution. I think that both of those claims are unfounded. It is long, (it runs for just over 160 minutes,) but it never FEELS long. From the first gunshot fired by the Zodiac in the prologue I was hooked; swept up in the films panic and obsession and desperation. The film’s energy and impact, and its greatest strength, comes from its unconventional structure. It is really a great film that goes so far above what we are used to seeing from Hollywood these days. I’d love to write a detailed review, but I really need to see it a 2nd time before I could do it justice. Fincher really stepped-up his game and focused on storytelling and characters above his personal style. A must-see, and you’d do good to see it in the theaters.

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  1. Awesome, I wanted to see this last weekend, but it was only playing downtown and I didnt feel like heading down there and struggling to find a parking spot, yadda yadda yadda. Anyboo, I’ve heard a lot of people say that in order to give a proper view of the film, they would need to see it again because it was too engrossing to actually analyze the first time through.

  2. Yeah, it is great now that we live even CLOSER to the best theater in the world we just walked down there on Saturday! Like 1/2 the cast of The Office was there. It was odd.


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