#REVIEW: “AWAKENING THE ZODIAC”
Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Our obsession with greatness knows no bounds. Not only are we captivated by cultural heroes, we are also enticed by their criminal counterparts. Take the Zodiac Killer for example, a masked villain whose never been found. Since his murder spree started in ’68 he’s been the subject of numerous pop culture pieces. The latest of which is a Film called, “Awakening the Zodiac.”
The Film stars Shane West and Leslie Bibb as Mick & Zoe Branson, a destitute couple who exhume footage of the Zodiac Killer and his crimes. Seeing that the case was reopened in 2007, and accompanied with a six-figure reward, the couple decide to use what they learn from the Films and try to find the Killer themselves. What follows is far from terrifying, but it’s not all bad. The story does reflect the idea that some have claimed to be the Killer, and others have been accused of his crimes, but none of have been proven guilty. That is why his cryptic crimes still haunt us, but that fear can’t be found in this Film. So unless you’re a fan of its talent, or are obsessed with all things Zodiac, this Film is not for you.
levelFILM release AWAKENING THE ZODIAC Friday, June 9, 2017 in Toronto at The Carlton and Tuesday, June 13, 2017 digitally and VOD.