If you have not seen Gone Girl yet, please be aware this review contains spoilers. Spoilers for the movie, as I have not read the book.
I finally got around to seeing “Gone Girl” over the past weekend, it’s a movie that I have wanted to see for a while. I have mainly good things about it and I have to be honest, not many people I know have actually read the book. So this was one of those situations where I haven’t read the book, but have seen the movie.
Hopefully I’ve written enough to hide what I think from the general public. I was SO confused! I had heard so many good things about the movie, that I was certain I enjoyed. I have to say I was not 100% certain why it’s been so revered. The premise of the movie is on the fifth wedding anniversary, a wife goes missing and her husband is presumed to have murdered her. If you had seen the previews and the talk about the movie beforehand, there was a whole thing of “Did he or Didn’t her?”
It’s the plot and what happens closer to the end that I just find so confusing. *Spoilers*
How does NOBODY check her body for cuts, since she is covered is so much blood? No one checks her for cuts, bruises. Only one person in a room full of detectives even questions how she managed to kills a fully grown man when she says that she was tied up and had been abused, starved and beating up? When she left the house and run away to be with some people she didn’t know, her appearance was only slightly changed and was watching the drama unfold on tv, maybe she was also Clark Kent? No one even seems to check the house where she was being held?
I’ll never forget the moment where Ben Afflecks character even asks the detectives “How did she cut his throat if she was tied up all the time as she claims?” To which the police response is “Can’t you just be happy your wife is home?”
The idea of the movie is a good one, a lot of suspense in the idea. The execution was definitely poorly performed. There was no suspenseful twists, there was O suspense…Other than even after everything…For some reason, other than something wrong with him…Ben Afflecks character stays with her?
I was so uninspired.