This movie brought Iron-Man, Hulk and Mysterio together before anyone else, it was a box office flop, but it is one of the best thrillers ever: on HBO Max


Throughout history there have been films that, inexplicably, have turned out to be box-office flops, especially after seeing how they have performed over time, even becoming cult films. That is precisely what happened with one of the best thrillers ever made in the history of cinema, which in addition to having the talented David Fincher, also boasts a spectacular cast: Robert Downey JR., Mark Ruffalo or Jake Gyllenhaal.

We are talking about ‘Zodiac‘. The Paramount Comedy film was the first to bring together on screen those who in the future would play the roles of Iron-Man, Hulk and Mysterio, respectively, and it did so with a film that was a complete failure in its theatrical release. In the U.S. territory, it only managed to reap a poor $33 million in box office, which was half of its budget. Considering that this market is the one that usually saves the furniture, the result was quite disappointing.

Zodiac’ is one of the best thrillers in history, and it is now available on HBO Max.

For those who don’t know the movie, ‘Zodiac‘ tells the story of a serial killer, known as “the Zodiac Killer”, which was carrying out murders during 1966 and 1978 in San Francisco with a really curious modus operandi: as its name suggests, it was based on the symbols of the zodiac to choose his next victim.

The film focuses on two detectives who try to do everything in their power to unmask the killer, while two journalists try to do the same to get the biggest exclusive in years. It is constructed in a really smart way, with plot twists (especially in its final stretch) that few would expect, and with a really powerful conclusion.

Fincher’s work is not a film for everyone. It ‘s dense, weird and even obsessive at certain points. However, if you’re looking for a mystery film that will keep you hooked to the couch, I can’t think of a better film than this one. It is currently available on HBO Max.