Before I forget, I posted over at Wordpress today: Eff Yeah Gutenberg
. I was going to say I find it hard to believe that there’s more call for Erotic Fiction than for Satire but then I remembered wait...I’m on the internet.
I decided tonight was the perfect night to do what I declared the "Second String Avengers Double Header", consisting of Zodiac featuring Mark Ruffalo and Mission Impossible 4 featuring Jeremy Renner (and Simon Pegg, honourary Avenger. Don't tell me you don't want to see him as Captain Britain).
Just so we're clear: the films are second string, not the Avengers. Though let's face it, Jeremy Renner spent most of The Avengers looking at things from a distance and Mark Ruffalo is the least threatening human being ever to appear in an action movie.
Anyway, I got about fifteen minutes into Zodiac when suddenly SURPRISE ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR. I was not aware he was in this film. He plays Robert Downey Junior Playing A Newsman, which is a little like watching That One Time Tony Stark Wanted To Try Journalism. Still, few things are more entertaining than Robert Downey Junior Playing An [Insert Role Here].
It's an enjoyable film for about the first ninety minutes, but the problem with doing a movie about the Zodiac murders is that there is no climax there. Zodiac just disappears. As a series of real murders, they're an unsolved tragedy; as a story
, it's an ultimately unsatisfying mystery.
ONWARDS. I can't believe I'm watching a Mission Impossible film.