Monday, May 21, 2007

At the Movies...Zodiac

It was raining most of the weekend, so Cath and I didn't get to go on an outdoor adventure. We did catch an excellent movie on Sunday night though. I had been waiting for this one for quite some time. It's the true story of the Zodiac killer. The movie/case revolves around several unsolved murders committed in the 1960's and 70's in California. The cast is outstanding. One of my favorite actors, Robert Downey Jr., played a major role and was excellent. Despite having a hectic personal life, he always seems to nail whatever role he plays. Jake Gyllenhaal was the star of the show. He was fantastic as a man obsessed with capturing the killer. His quirkiness was right on. Following him along the route to obsession was easy to do, a perfect casting. The movie also had several cameos by top-notch actors including Brian Cox, Chloe Sevigny, and Philip Baker Hall.

Despite being over two-and-a-half hours long, it was very fun to watch. The pace of the movie made it feel much shorter.

I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery.

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