Zodiac movie trailer – Criminal movie blockbuster. The story of the Zodiac could have been interesting but this movie proved to be a two hour and forty minute bore-fest. Most of the movie is spent on the investigation as scene after scene piles on pieces of evidence for the characters to ponder. The movie tries (and fails) to show you how the investigation adversely affected the lives of a reporter (played by Robert Downey Jr), a homicide inspector (played by Mark Ruffalo), and a cartoonist (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) – hence the poster’s tag line “There’s more than one way to lose your life to a killer.”
The strategy of the movie is this: To show how frustrating and tiresome a murder investigation can be, the movie wants to put you through a frustrating and tiresome experience. To make us feel the way the characters spent long wasted hours sifting through the minutiae of the case in the vain effort to arrest a suspect, the movie puts you through a long 160 minutes of minutiae for you to sift through. The movie worked on me as intended – I was maddeningly frustrated and extremely tired. This is great story-telling? Nope, I’m not buying that pretentious load of baggage.
How did the Zodiac affect the main characters? I wouldn’t know. The movie never tries to understand them emotionally or psychologically. The script doesn’t give them much to do except sift minutiae and the acting can’t seem to rise above the ponderous bleakness stretched across the whole production. Zodiac is a waste of your time. Wait and see it on late night cable when you need to catch up on some sleep.
Zodiac movie trailer. Se7en and Fighclub are great movies. David Fincher’s latest, Zodiac, has been getting great reviews. I couldn’t wait to see the movie. About an hour or so into it, I couldn’t wait for it to end. It really angered me. I kept thinking, how could so many critics love this? How come I’m hating it so much?
The film doesn’t look or feel like previous David Fincher films. I guess it’s commendable that he’s trying to do something different. The movie, though, isn’t good. I’m convinced, that if he had used a pseudonym, the exact same movie would not have gotten the reviews that it did. David Fincher’s reputation gives him some kind of pass from the majority of film critics. If the exact same movie was listed as being directed by someone like Gary Fleder the same critics would probably be calling this movie out for the long winded pointless choppy unemotional anti-thriller that it is.
I’ve never seen a movie in which I so disagreed with the reviews that I had read. So I went back and instead of skimming the reviews for whether the reviewer liked it or not (the majority of reviewers did like the movie even if they thought it was too long), I read the details and later found a lot of negative reviews.
Zodiac movie trailer. Go to a site like rottentomatoes.com and read some of the negative reviews; even the favorable reviewers write things like “overlong and lacking dramatic focus too short on suspense lapses in storytelling that don’t seem like bold artistic choices the movie’s a sprawling mess zodiac was an interminable bore there’s something strangely flat and enervating about the picture exhaustion kicks in to the point where we’re not sure what we’re looking at an exercise in frustration I’ve never seen a movie so full of dead ends one of the dullest of these films to date. Zodiac runs an astonishing two hours and 40 minutes, and it feels like it.” Each one of those quotes is from a different review.