Zodiac ★★★★★

Admittedly I rewatched this because today Se7en was spoiled for me and this gave me a great deal of hope that the movie isn't going to be ruined. I think upon my second watch I finally have something to say for why this film is so good. There are few films that have ever been this perfect. It holds up better than any film I think I've ever seen, everything was equally as effective, I understood more about the case and for an almost 3 hour long movie, I wasn't bored for a second of it. Fincher has a way of making you care about every character and every minute of this film. A lot of the greatness of this film comes back to the tagline - There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer. Throughout the film, we see every character lose something to Zodiac. The victims lose their lives, the survivors lost their lives because they endured the attack, Paul becomes an alcoholic, Dave loses his job, Robert loses his family, gives up everything, and allows the case to take over his life- it's a complete 180 from the literal interpretation, but it is most relevant. This might be the most perfect film I have ever seen.

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