I was really looking forward to this movie when it came out in the theaters but I just didn’t have time for it. I mean, really… who has time to go watch a movie at the theaters these days with the home theaters ramping up to be one of the best ever?
In any case, Zodiac [affiliate] definitely didn’t disappoint. At all. True to being a crime thriller, it was just incredibly … “grab your seat, and hook me up for a ride” type storyline. Based on the nonfiction books on the Zodiac murders by Robert Graysmith in the San Franscisco area in the late 1960s, this has got to be one of those intriguing and one of the most famous unsolved crimes.
Perhaps a spoiler below.
Robert Graysmith (Gyllenhaal) was a cartoonist that eventually got caught up in the trying to solve the Zodiac killings forgoing his family, friends, and everything else. This obsession lead him to one particular person but he could never prove it since there was other evidence that exonerated that particular man. What’s interesting is that this man died in 1992 without having charged pressed against him, so no one will ever know if he was the one behind it or if it was someone else.
I have to say though, in reading some of the professional critics reviews, i realized why I never read those anymore. If it isn’t artsy or what not, there’s always someone that like to critique the movie like they’re supposedly the biggest best moviegoer ever. Some thought the movie was too long, and others thought that the movie’s main characters wasn’t “good enough” and others thought it was one of the best movies since Se7en.
Regardless, I thought that this was one of the better movies I’ve seen in a while. Definitely a worthy murder mystery that not only is based on reality, but something that we will probably never know the truth.