With this week’s Doomer Fiction movie review, I’m going to be talking about “Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse” (2014), which actually turned out to be a fairly interesting film, even though I wasn’t expecting much. With that said, by no means am I saying it’s particularly great. Rather, I’m simply saying it actually was a lot better than I expected it to be before sitting down to watch it; and, considering it’s just a little over $5 for the DVD, I would definitely recommend it for screening by readers of this site.
Basically, it proceeds under the premise that the Signs of the Zodiac (the symbols themselves) are actually representations of prophecy that ancient man has attempted to pass down to us. In other words, each symbol actually visually looks like a disaster that is going to occur in the future. And, of course, the film is set when those apocalyptic events are actually taking place. Tsunamis in South America that visually take the form of the symbol for Scorpio; explosive meteor showers that wreak havoc across much of the northern hemisphere and take the form of the symbol for Leo; that’s basically what we’re talking about here, and it is like the Signs of the Zodiac are basically a countdown to some sort of upcoming apocalyptic disaster. Definitely a different take on your average disaster movie, which made it interesting in my opinion.
I also thought the cast was fairly decent, featuring a few faces that are easily recognizable from previous shows of which I have been a fan on the Syfy Network, including “The 4400” and the absolutely stellar “Battlestar Galactica”reboot from a few years ago.