Synopsis:A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970’s case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith’s book, the movie’s focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people.”
I was dying to see this movie because I’m a huge fan of thrillers, detective movies/shows and CSI. But I think I expected it too much to be about the actual crimes. I didn’t like the focus on Robert Graysmith… but of course that’s silly because it’s based on his book. His notes.
Overall, I say the movie was well done especially since it’s been a while since I’ve been able to lose myself in a movie. I thought that Jake Gyllenhaal did a good job playing Robert Graysmith, and you could totally empathize with why he started obsessing about it in that day and age.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch… and many more.
Where do I begin? Kate Bosworth makes a good Lois Lane. Almost as good as Brandon Routh makes an incredible Superman. I loved the Superman movies, and of course I loved Christopher Reeves. But it felt good to have Superman back. There are so many scenes in the movie I really want to talk about but it’s too good a movie to even risk ruining for other people. So I’ll wait about 3 months… if you still haven’t seen it then, screw you, you deserve to have it ruined for you 😛
I think they did an amazing job keeping the feel of the old Superman movies. The boss, the geeky photographer guy, the crowds as they’re watching Superman save their lives time and time again. Metropolis looked great. Kevin Spacey does it again too. I have to be honest I think he does a better job than Gene Hackman. Although I think that’s biased because I love Kevin Spacey and don’t really care too much for Gene Hackman.
It was a good story… though I did feel there were holes here and there. But again… we’ll talk about those in 3 months. For now… *go watch the movie!*