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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Our Boy, Jake

Our family moved to San Francisco in the wake of the Zodiac killer, so I felt a certain obligation to see if this movie accurately represented the mood of the era. It didn't. What it didn't capture was how sincerely freaked out everyone was for years after the killings stopped.


Zodiac


I was expecting alot more tension and drama surrounding this story about the serial killer who taunted the SF Bay Area for years, but alas that did not happen. While historically accurate, Zodiac was sometimes tedious and slow. In the end, this was less a story about the killer and more a story about the reporter (Jake) who was obsessed with finding him.

Jake was good but I find myself comparing each performance to his role in Brokeback. Not nearly as strong, but Zodiac is not nearly as strong of a film. Surprisingly Robert Downey gave a really good performance as quirky and somewhat flamboyant senior reporter working with Jake, he had a very 70's San Francisco look and feel.

If you arent familiar with the Zodiac story it might be worth a view but you could safely wait for it to come out on DVD next month.

7.0/10

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

I really liked this one. It was about 20 min too long, but a different Fincher movie than what we're used to. It was very wordy though.

11:34 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Yeah Jason, the story is very interesting but it tended to drag on for me too, maybe like you said, it was just overly wordy.

9:32 AM

 

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