Gone Girl is unfortunately far from being one of the best movies directed by David Fincher. Despite its very good rate on imdb, 8.3 with pushed this mediocre movie to an undeserved 128 place in Top 250 of Best Movies of all times, it is not a good movie. I know it’s a matter of tastes, but let’s put it near other psychological thrillers directed by Fincher, like Fight Club, or Zodiac. As a matter of fact I have never been mad over his movies, I consider him “dark”, too dark for my taste. I have appreciated a lot The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I found very hard to digest Fight Club or Se7en, even if I have to admit that they’re masterpieces.
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Can you tell me the message of Gone Girl? If there is any, it is not positive for sure. I didn’t like the end as well.
I like surprises, the good ones. Before watching the movie, I found Gillian Flynn’s book and I started to read. Wow! A very good read, until one reaches the end. You expect a twist as in every good thriller, but not here, here, in Gone Girl, that brilliant twist is missing. I think it was made like that just to prove that you can get away with crime if you are smart enough. Only Woody Allen proved to me that getting away, with a bunch of very un-funny actors like Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson.
Now Gillian Flynn got almost “Twilight Saga” lucky, she has both her other novels in production or already finished, “Sharp Objects” and “Dark Places”.
I have said that I like to be nicely surprised in a movie, no matter the genre. In order for this one to have been able to surprise me, I had not to read the book first, so the initial target for it, is the part of people who hasn’t read it first. The other part, much smaller (it’s obvious if you take the rates), would be disappointed, because the movie, even with the screenplay written by the author herself, the movie lacks the book’s complexity.
Performances are good. Rosamund Pike, whom I admire a lot, is a little bit to forcibly precious here, but if you win the Oscar with a freakish role, than she got a chance. Maybe I’ll have a chance to make my Oscar picks before the ceremony. Emily Ratajkowsky has been a surprise with her less than two minutes act.
Gone Girl is a 2014 release, directed by David Fincher, written by Gillian Flynn, 149 minutes, 8.3 imdb rate out of ten.
Most important cast members are: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, and Sela Ward.
Too long, I gave it a
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