*WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS (haven’t quite decided yet.)*
So Week 4 of college, and my blog has gotten off to a cracking restart, (if it wasn’t obvious that sentence is loaded with sarcasm.) Basically, long story short, I turn 20 in two and a half weeks and all of a sudden decided that now would be a good time to fit in lots of alcohol and partying around college. I also got my ear pierced, had an allergic reaction to a spider bite and my bank account just hates me, but hey, it was fun to live vicariously for a little while.
Yesterday, in a bid to give my liver a break, myself and a couple of the guys went to see ‘Gone Girl’ in the cinema. Having never read the book, or even seen the trailer, I was going in blind so-to-speak. I didn’t know what to expect. I honestly had 0 expectations, and the only time I got a general pre-movie summary was when I sat in the cinema and my friend told me that it was a movie about “A guy whose wife goes missing and he is framed for her murder”. Turns out the movie is so much more than that. For anyone who may be interested, here’s the trailer:
Now I’ve decided that I’m not going to go into too much detail and give away many spoilers because frankly, my laptop keyboard has given up on me, I’m currently using on-screen keyboard and it is getting horrifically annoying.
The movie was in a league of it’s own though. It made me laugh, shocked me, had me, my friends and the entire cinema with a pretty constant ‘WTF?’ face for the majority of the film, and there was one particular scene with a wine bottle that makes me squirm even thinking about it.
Overall it was a very clever movie. The score was perfect, Ben Affleck (even though I wouldn’t be his biggest fan) killed it (pardon the pun), the somewhat realistic snide remarks from characters were funny without effort, and the utter just greyness of it all sucked you in, left you reeling and made you want to talk about it. It was a movie that I couldn’t stop thinking about hours after the final credits rolled. It was a bigger mindf**k than ‘Inception’, and in a way, was just too weird to find any fault in it. Collectively WTF-ing with a room full of strangers and leaving not knowing exactly what you’re meant to be feeling is eerie.
Was it a good movie? Yes, I don’t doubt it for a second. Did I enjoy it? I’m not quite sure… I would like to tell you that I really really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see it again, but I can’t make up my mind. My friend Chris described the feeling perfectly when he said it was a film you went to experience, not to enjoy.
It did it’s job though. Art, media and film in this case, are meant to get you talking, thinking, they’re even meant to mindf**k you a little, and Gone Girl definitely does that.
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