So I watched Gone Girl
First of, let me just say that the main reason I went to watching this movie was because Ben Affleck is in it. No, I’m not a huge Ben Affleck fan but I am a HUGE Batman fan. I’ve been trying to watch as much of Affleck’s recent work (which has actually been entertaining) as I can so I don’t walk into Batman v Superman hating him.
Secondly, I thought that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was going to be the best movie I saw this year but I WAS WRONG.
Gone Girl might just be the film of the year, it’s definitely jumped to the top of my favourite movies of 2014. I don’t even know how to begin describing how amazing this movie is.
Okay, basic plot: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are Nick and Amy Dunne an unhappily married couple who are forced to move to Missouri because of financial constraints and family obligations. Amy goes missing one day under suspicious circumstances and, obviously, Nick is a prime suspect.
Don’t worry, this movie is the complete opposite of cliché and predictable. It is the very definition of a thriller. You discover things as the characters do so you feel involved in the process of trying to uncover the truth. And the truth is CHILLING, I don’t want to spoil it but this movie provides shock after shock after shock.
The acting is probably one of the best things about this movie. Carrie Coon really nails her performance as Nick’s super supportive twin sister and Rosamund Pike is…perfection. Her performance literally made my skin crawl (that might be a spoiler). Ben Affleck also puts in a believable performance and he now has my full blessing to play Batman. Even though How I Met Your Mother is over, all I see when I look at Neil Patrick Harris is Barney Stinson, maybe he should attempt a role where he isn’t wearing a suit; either way, I didn’t really care for him in this movie. He was alright but I don’t think he reaches the bar set by his co-stars.
Oh and Tyler Perry also has a very entertaining cameo as Nick’s Johhnie Cochran-esque lawyer.
The only problem I have with this movie, isn’t even really a problem. Most movies have a beginning, some story, a climax and then an end. This movie has about three or four different points that could be considered a climax so after each one, you think the movie’s gonna end but it just leads to another thrill. This kinda made the movie feel like it was dragging cause I kept thinking “why’s this movie taking so long to end”. But, like I said, that isn’t really a problem.
This movie is the thriller of all thrillers. It also blends in a little humour so you aren’t left feeling morbid throughout every scene. David Fincher definitely has another classic here, I’m definitely going to see it again, this time with a friend so I can see their reaction to the twisted plot.
I loved it, doubt it will be knocked off its number 1 spot of my favourite movies of the year, worth a trip to the cinema and then some…10/10.