I watched Gone Girl last weekend. It’s quite good, isn’t it? I’m not going to outline the plot because there are virtually hundreds of reviews on my Reader right now so I know you’ve probably a) already seen it, b) read the book or c) have read other reviews already.
Anyway, I usually dislike Ben Affleck intensely. I’m not sure why. Maybe he’s just too all-American-square-jawed-beef-cakey for my tastes. Maybe it’s the smug expression…
Maybe it’s because he does things like this:
But I find him infinitely more likeable, as an actor, when he’s playing an utter bastard. So Gone Girl worked for me, on that front.
Rosamund Pike is an adorable actress and does a really good job too, which is good because this thing is about two and a half hours long.
While I did leave the cinema thinking ‘yeah, that’s a pretty good film’ and there were enough twists and turns to cause a serious case of motion sickness, there was something I didn’t like, and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it.
Maybe I’ll watch it again when it arrives at Lovefilm or Netflix, and see if I can figure it out then. For now though, I’d have to say it’s a solid thriller that should keep even the most hyperactive of minds engaged.