ByWayne Irving, writer at Creators.co
Wayne Irving
You see the dad's facial expression? That's how I looked the entire movie.
You see the dad's facial expression? That's how I looked the entire movie.

David Fincher has etched out his style in his previous movies, particularly in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but in Gone Girl his style is on a whole new level. Right from the get go your launched into an all to familiar rich dark world. Many of the shots are beautiful but one stands out the most. There is a flashback that centers around the day Nick(Ben Affleck) and Amy(Rosamund Pike) first met, they come across a sugar truck that is in the middle of unpacking their sugar to a local restaurant. Some of the sugar spreads into the air making a soft mist throughout the alleyway. The mist combined with the lighting on top of the fantastically antique looking alleyway can hardly be described in words.

There are many more beautiful scenes, especially in Desi Collings (Neil Patrick Harris) house...but I can't elaborate on that because this is, so far, a spoil free review.

You'll also have the "wtf is going on" face.
You'll also have the "wtf is going on" face.

I can't really say much about the plot without spoilers so I'm just going to say this: it's twisty. Usually David Fincher movies are twisty as fuck but this one so far takes the cake. You don't really know what to think until 75% of the movie is over and even at that point I don't think you'll be able to make any where near a accurate prediction of what's going to happen.


Mmmm baby you hear that Oscar nomination?
Mmmm baby you hear that Oscar nomination?

Never have I seen two actors have so much chemistry and then in the same movie hate each other so much that they would murder their beloved if they had a chance. Ben Affleck plays his character to such a ridiculous level of relatability that I could pretty much envision myself on the screen going through the exact same motions; while Rosmand I didn't like at first( I don't like the way she speaks, I don't know why) by the end of the film she proves that she fulfills every aspect of her complex character to a tee. Everyone else in this film is phenomenal too, although I had to take some getting use to Neil Patrick Harris not being a funny guy but his performance proved to win me over.

If you like this there's more on my blog: http://lefilmreviews.blogspot.com/2015/01/gone-girl-film-review.html

Thanks for reading! ^.^

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