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Plot: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn’t long until they find themselves in the killer’s lethal cross-hairs.
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If you watch _Awakening the Zodiac_ in the hope that it will be half as good as David Fincher’s _Zodiac_ (2007), you will be disappointed. Some have called _Awakening the Zodiac_ a thriller. It is not. I don’t say that because it lacks thrills (which it does), but because it is a very bland horror film.
The idea of a couple tracking the Zodiac killer together is pretty good. But, then the first scene begins and the good ideas end. The script is silly, the pace tedious, the leads miscast, the acting a drag. Everything is just wrong. See, Mick and Zoe are a poor white couple who are barely scraping by. (They look like models, so you have to pretend.) Zoe’s peeved because Mick has gambled three months’ rent on magic beans—oops, I mean the contents of a storage unit. For their money, they get $400 worth of furniture, plus a bunch of films that the Zodiac killer made to document his murders, his cipher key, his social security number, and his recipe for cherries jubilee. They learn of a $100,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s capture. The entire film is premised on their pursuit of this reward, _even though they already have such information_ in the form of the Zodiac’s films, the storage unit, and the possibility of the killer’s return.
Mick and Zoe are sent on, and aided in, this nonsensical quest by a Doc Brown knockoff who owns a pawnshop. The shop, like every other trope in the film, is straight out of the VHS era. Zodiac himself is basically Jason Vorhees with less screen time. (Actually, if you can find _anything_ original in this film, I’m offering a $100,000 reward.)
_Zodiac_ was powerful for its depiction of the obsessiveness and desperation of journalist Paul Avery’s years-long search for the killer’s identity. His obsession ruins his marriage and takes over his life. _Awakening the Zodiac_ has no such drama. Instead, Mick and Zoe fall ass-backwards into evidence that Avery would have killed for. (If you’ll pardon the expression.) To the film’s credit, however, I can at least say that it’s better than Ulli Lommel’s _Curse of the Zodiac_ (2007).
I close, dear reader, with a warning: Just like real ’80s horrors, this copycat uses an artful poster to lure you into the backseat of a crappy film. My advice: **Don’t get in! Run! Run!**
On second thought, you can just walk. This one doesn’t move very fast.
Despite both lead characters being completely unlikable, _Awakening the Zodiac_ is actually better than I was expecting. Certainly less horror, more investigative thriller, is a serviceable theoretical followup to the real-life Zodiac killings. Could probably have used a little more excitement or a lot more logical action though.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Absolutely a Waste
The characters are so dumb in this film. How do you not know how a cipher works?! Ugh these characters are ridiculous. Acting out of pure emotions and not giving any thought whatsoever to their actions. Dumbest characters ever.
I enjoyed it.
It’s That eerie kind of spooky. Doesn’t really make you jump just spooks you out. They’re solving the case as if though they were watching a horror movie. The more they discover about the killer the more it unwinds them, but unlike us they have genuine concern.
Awaking the Zodiac takes a new spin on the Zodiac killer with the concept that he’s been hiding out for 40 years, and somehow a couple in a rural part of Virginia come across his old films of his murders, and force him out of hiding. Kind of like the idea that they take something that actually happen and turned it into their own fiction.
Was OK movie. Really like how the whole thing was laid out. Not a bad mystery at all. I liked how everything unfolded.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Jonathan Wright
Writer Jennifer Archer, Mike Horrigan, Jonathan Wright
Actors Shane West, Leslie Bibb, Matt Craven
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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