Monday, March 05, 2007
I saw David Fincher's "Zodiac" on Saturday afternoon. If proclaiming, in March, that a film is the best movie of the year so far wasn't a kind of backhanded compliment, I'd say that "Zodiac" is the best film of the year so far. It's actually a bit better than that. I'm guessing it'll make my top ten list when December 31st rolls around. I'm a little hesitant to talk about the movie because I haven't gotten that film critic's knack for talking about a film without giving anything away (then again, so haven't a lot of film critics), and the things I liked about this film aren't spoilers per se, but might dampen the enjoyment of the film for the uninitiated. So I'll just say, go and see it. It's 2 and half hours long but I wanted another 20 minutes. It's a detective story, but seeing it made me feel like I'd never actually seen a detective story on film before. "Zodiac" feels like something completely new and I think it deserves a look while it's still in theaters. Though its $11.3 million weekend gross as compared to "Wild Hogs"'s almost 40 million dollar take makes me think "Zodiac" won't be in theaters long. Take advantage while you can.