I love going to the cinema and watching films and I have a few types of films I really like. 1) Bad films - those films you know of that they're going to be bad because of the theme and actors and cheekiness - but I still love them. 2) Romantic movies (I'm a girl, that's my excuse?) 3. Thrillers.
I went to see Gone Girl and I didn't actually watch the trailer - and the film poster looked quite sci-fi-ish to me and the title didn't give away too much so I was surprised that it wasn't like that at all.
This is what IMDB has to say about the film: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone mising. Under pressure from the police and growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavious have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
It sounds like an extremely cheeky film to me - I mean, well, we'll found out if he killed his wife or not - but it's not like that, not at all. The movie's surprising, and if you haven't read the book (yep, there's a book!) you'll definitely be, well, surprised. The film lasts quite long (149 minutes) but I didn't realize it whilst watching it. When the film was over I realized that everybody had the same thought - 'Is it over yet?' - the ending was so different than you had expected the movie to end!
I thought the cast did an extremely good job at portraying the characters: Ben Affleck (Nick Dunne) and Rosamund Pike (Amy Dunne) both seem so innocent (I'm so scared of giving away some parts of the film - I want this to be spoiler-free but I can't say extremely much about the characters without giving away the plot!). Neil Patrick Harris (yes, the How I Met Your Mother-man!) plays a serious role in this film and I was quite sceptic at first but he was amazing as well.
Like I mentioned before - there is a book - written by Gillian Flynn - and I'm currently reading it so I can't say anything about it yet as I haven't finished it but it 'feels' good already (you know that feeling - like you're about to seriously like a book? I don't know - whenever I enjoy reading a book I usually get this feeling).
I know I'm quite late with this review (it came out over a month ago!) but like I said - I wasn't planning on seeing it, really - it was just one of the few films at the cinema that was a) acceptable for my age category and b) a movie that I'd not seen already. I just really enjoyed watching it and I wanted to share it! If you've already seen it: what did you think? - and if you're not planning on going to see it - why not?