Escape to the Movies: Gone Girl - Fantastically Suspenseful Thiller

Gone Girl - Fantastically Suspenseful Thiller

MovieBob takes a look at a mystery thriller that just may be one of the best movies this year.

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I appreciate the spoiler-free version, Bob! I'll have to give Gone Girl and early look. Now I just have to kidnap find a volunteer to go see the movie with me in theaters.

Haven't you heard? Mario is a psycho-killer, responsible for the deaths of millions of toads over the course of his relationship with their princess, all while having 2 girls on the side, one of which is his brother's girlfriend. So yea, you got a problem.

Yes you do have a problem. Why get a 20 inch Mario when a 30 inch Luigi would be far superior?

As for the film, well I'll try to check it out (though I'm not sure if the UK has to wait a bit to watch it yet).

Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Yes Bob.. you do have a problem. That Mario toy is waaay to puny. I mean if couldn't be mistaken for a small child you aren't trying.

A perfect companion video to this week's review would be Every Frame a Painting.

Man I wish I didn't watch the whole video, those twists sound pretty awesome.

Also, No Bob, you don't have a problem when your toys start reaching 21 inches then you have a problem :-p

daxterx2005:
Man I wish I didn't watch the whole video, those twists sound pretty awesome.

Also, No Bob, you don't have a problem when your toys start reaching 21 inches then you have a problem :-p

The real problem is if the toy started at 20 inches and STARTED GROWING ON ITS OWN! DUHN DUHN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHNNNNNNN!!!

OT: Oh boy. Nihilism. The philosophy saying everything in life sucks and will continue sucking forever. Sounds like the worst college roommate I ever had. Well, I suppose a film like this one is rather timely. What's weird is earlier this morning on The Today Show, they had an experiment showing people will go nuts if a man is a busing a woman, but not the other way around. Lines up with that midpoint reveal Bob showed, IMO.

Braveheart is a quasi-historical movie about Bill, a man whose father was killed by the evil Brits (one of the many groups Mel Gibson hates, but the exceptional case where he can still cast them as the big baddies in his movies!). Bill is raised by his uncle and then returns to him homeland only to discover that Brits are still evil, especially King Patrick . . . h . . . O'Goohan.

Bill gathers his cl- his friends together, and tells them that he's ready kick ass and chew bubblegum, just like the legendary Rowdy R- er, Duke Nukem. The king sends his French daughter-in-law Isabella to talk to Bill because his son is too gay to do it himself, and Mel Gibson would like to note that that's perfectly historic so you can't blame him. Bill and Isabella hookup because films like this need a romantic interest and the first one was killed off.

Several impressive battles later, one of which probably should have had a bridge in it, Bill has the Brits on the run. Then he gets captured, and is drawn and quartered. But he isn't killed before showing the king just how defiant his people can be!

Uriel_Hayabusa:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

The other side of that is that the thing you had in quotes is actually a thing that actually happens to some, though not generally in the sort of way as in the movie. Note that I'm not saying that that last thing in the spoiler doesn't also happen, because it certainly does. Basically, people are capable of being terrible to each other on literally every side of every situation and it should never be underestimated.

Huh. That does sound pretty good. Not my cup of tea, but I guess I have a few friends that would really like to see this.

Also, :D don't worry Bob. Many adults have 20 inch toys.

Most of them are porn stars or Jim Sterling, but it isn't that uncommon. ;p

Uriel_Hayabusa:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Uriel_Hayabusa:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Not much to say about the review, but...

Yes, Bob, you do have a problem. That problem is you have the giant Mario doll, and not me. ;)

The fact that you are trying to defend Amy's actions is the most terrifying part of this review. It speaks volumes of who you really are as a person.

Uriel_Hayabusa:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Isn't the fact that it's presented as a twist, i.e. a subversion of the usual rules, pretty much implying the exact opposite of what you're saying it's implying?

so basically

and noone saw the simmilarity to current shitstorm? I mean, Bob is your subconciuos acting up like that or is it truly just a coincidence?

But why does it vaguely sound like an expansion of that one House, M.D. episode?

I have to say, I kinda guessed most of the spoilery stuff from the trailer anyway. Still plan on seeing it to find out how it ultimately ends.

This fantastic movie made me say holy shit about a dozen times. It still gives me chills thinking about it.

The worst part is, I left the movie kind of terrified while my wife left it kind of empowered.

I think the most important element of this movie is not Gone Girl per say, though it's a fantastic movie but the fact that it actually lends some small smattering of hope that Ben Affleck is not just a craptacular piece of casting for Batman. Gone Girl shows that, yes, Ben Affleck CAN act when he wants to. I may not believe he can play the role of Batman but I certainly believe he can pull off the role of Bruce Wayne now.

Dark, disturbed, and twisted.

Yet, entirely charming too.

I also felt more sympathetic for Amy than I should have.

How exactly did you review this without drawing the obvious parallels to the novel

Bob? Its essentially that sans main character which removes the levity and humor and replaces it with Fincher's societal emptiness commentary (which does sound awesome)

Just got back from seeing it, and I definitely recommend it. It left me unsettled in just the way I wanted it to. Great stuff.

daxterx2005:
Man I wish I didn't watch the whole video, those twists sound pretty awesome.

Also, No Bob, you don't have a problem when your toys start reaching 21 inches then you have a problem :-p

Not tooooo spoilery. I'm glad I waited to see the movie before watching this, but still highly recommend it.

His biggest "spoiler" in this video is that Amy is not dead. Any fan of this genre will know that in 5 seconds. I did and was angry. I'm like, "is that it!?!?! We've seen it a million times! Why recommend this movie!?!?!" aaaand that's really just the tip of the ice berg. So much more. A blast.

This is a GREAT movie. See it anyway.

I wouldn't call it a spoiler and more the whole premise of the movie, but I guess it's better being safe than sorry with the internet and this website's especially bitchy attitude towards spoilers. Hearing the "spoiler" made me more interested in the movie anyway.

Mcoffey:

The worst part is, I left the movie kind of terrified while my wife left it kind of empowered.

Ha!
I'm sorry I found this funny.

Funny, I hadn't heard anything about this book or movie before two days ago when I saw the book on the bestsellers rack at a shop. Hunh.

Might give it a peek later.

Sidenote, what about this performance is "career-redefining" for Pike? How was her career defined previously and what is it now?

Strazdas:
so basically

and noone saw the simmilarity to current shitstorm? I mean, Bob is your subconciuos acting up like that or is it truly just a coincidence?

Wow, I was making the exact same connection just terrified of saying anything until you spoke up.

In all seriousness, they are two completely different situations, but still curious that Bob acts like it's impossible for it to happen in real life, but when it happens in a movie he applauds it and analyses how given our current society it doesn't seem that unusual.

Of course, the movie fictionalises and stretches it to an incredible extreme. You'd get a warped view of the world if you just took on what happens in the movie and went "this is exactly what happens in real life".

I think it's showing how few comments there are on this video, no one wants to check it out yet because they still haven't seen it and don't want anything spoiled. It was really a great movie, I'm still thinking about it a couple days after seeing it. Rosamund Pike was really was amazing and I hope she wins "Best Actress".

Wow, just wow. This was one hell of a thriller!! Hands down, one of the best films of the year. 10/10

 

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