Sunday, October 5, 2014
Film Review: David Fincher's Gone GirlDavid Fincher Film Reviews Film Vlog FIlms 2014
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!
(Now back the fuck off & don't tell me I didn't tell you so!)
Gone Girl is the most talked about film of the year. It was incredibly hard to pack all the information about the film into a measly video review and I feel like there is a lot more to be said about the film considering that this is one of the most polarizing film that'll surely leave people furiously discussing in in-depth details about it's gender politics, contrived dramatizing of media, and the differing readings of modern day marriage. The tone is atmospheric, chilling, and did I already mention contemplative?
Rather than remembering how good this film is, people will most likely take away how this cautionary tale about marriage will haunt them for the rest of their lives because of cut-throat portrayal of Amazing Amy. It's not so much the story but the representation of Amy in all her misogynistic glory that is sorely unjustified as she is seen as the ultimate fucked up villain who will be simply labeled as "cRaZy" instead of understood by the general public.
As a fan of the book, the uneven perspectives told from both Amy (Rosemund Pike) and Nick (Ben Affleck) has morphed the film to tell a story where Nick is the absolute victim and that's not really the conclusive point of the story. Like I said, considering that Gone Girl is the most talked about film of the year, there will be many think pieces about the film for many days, weeks, and even months to come. Especially when it comes to Cool Girls. And it's no surprise because a film of this caliber with David Fincher's signature stamp and Gillian Flynn's grim vision, it's going to take a lot more than a shower to wash away the blood after watching this film.