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25 June 2007

Zodiac

Zodiac was supposedly released in Singapore on 31 May 2007 but somehow I haven't heard anyone talk about it since.

I supposed given the flooding influx of Hollywood fare during the summer, the movies are all starting to look alike and perhaps it is no surprise if peope were to overlook this one.


However, one name caught my attention. No. It wasn't the obvious Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal). Neither is it Mark Ruffalo (Just Like Heaven) nor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) nor Anthony Edwards (E.R.).

It's David Fincher. The director of my all-time favourite film, Se7en. Other films under his direction that you may be familiar with are Alien3, Fight Club and Panic Room.

Fincher is also known to be very involved in music videoes, having worked with famous names like Paula Abdul, George Michael, Sting, Aerosmith and Madonna.

Anyway, I have not seen the movie myself and as such unable to comment on it yet.

For what I have heard, this is going to be a very very fast-paced movie buckling you down to your seat all the way until the end of the movie.

Don't be surprised to find your feet asleep as you got so captivated by the plot that you have forgotten the rest of your body functions. Ok ok. Just kiddingly exaggerating there.

I should be catching the movie later this week. Will leave an after-note of what I thought of the movie here when I have seen it.

After Note: I managed to *cough* download *cough cough* a copy of the movie and has so far watched 15 minutes of it before I stopped. Thoughts thus far? Not as dramatic and violent as Se7en and certainly more subtle. I stopped due to the fact that the quality was quite bad and the 15 minutes was enough to convince me to stop not because it is not good but because this movie deserved to be watched proper. I shall get the DVD when it is released in the US on 24 Jul 2007. Perfect timing as I would be in the US during that time.

Overall, I think it is still good but I have a feeling that the good guys would win this time. Dang.

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- Voxeros

1. winter left...
Monday, 25 June 2007 1:08 am
i watched it and i think it was not as nice as i have expected it. there were certain parts which i felt the excitement factor was not enough. and the plot could have been more captivating. overall, i thought it was ok. but failed in my expectations of the movie before i watched it


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 June 2007 7:13 am :: 
Winter: I agree that this film is not Fincher's best but despite that, it is still pretty good. I recommend that you catch Se7en and use it to compare with this one.

I believe Fincher to be a excellent director and this current Zodiac does not do him enough justice.


3. okiedokie left...
Wednesday, 27 June 2007 4:39 pm
se7en is a great show! twist-s till the very end! (if i remember the ending correctly...)


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 28 June 2007 5:59 pm :: 
Okiedokie: Indeed! Even right up to the ending (you know it's coming to an end already) but you still don't know how it is going to end. Classic!
 

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