Movie Thoughts : Zodiac (2007)

I’ll start off by saying I know next to nothing about the Zodiac murders.  I wasn’t alive when they happened.  I’m not really into true-crime stories, as they tend to freak me out a bit.  But this movie had received so many positive reviews from critics and friends that I wanted to see it. 

My only complaint about this movie was that I felt it ran a little too long.  It clocks in at 158 minutes, and I think it could have been trimmed down to less than two hours and held on the to tension a bit longer. 

Anyway, I think all of the actors did a wonderful job in this movie.  I was especially impressed by Jake Gyllenhaal, though I don’t know why.  I guess because of his stardom, I just assume he won’t be any good, then I watch a movie with him and remember that he actually can act.  Mark Ruffalo was really good too.

According to IMDB, the tagline for ‘Zodiac’ was “There’s more than one way to lose your life to a killer”.  That about sums it all up.  This movie isn’t about the Zodiac killer as much as it’s about the men who become obsessed with finding him, exposing him, and/or bringing him to justice. 

orangerful says: Rent it!  But start watching it early because you’ve got 2 1/2 hours of movie to absorb!

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