Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was one of my favorite books I read in 2014. I was shocked by the dark vibe and shocking twists that came from the complex, manipulative and slightly psychotic characters. I had heard such amazing things about this movie from friends, but of course they were all people that had not read the book.
I will state first that I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was very true to the book (might have been since Flynn herself worked on the screenplay). Although I enjoyed what they did with the movie and the aspects they incorporated from the book, I still love the book so much more. While watching the movie I was not shocked and surprised by the twists because I had already read the book so I feel like I missed some of that enjoyment. There were also parts that I felt like where missing from the movie. At the end of the movie I didn’t quite get the same feeling and felt like it didn’t convey to the full extent what Flynn did at the end of the book about the future of Nick and Amy. I also did not think that Ben Affleck was the right person for the role of Nick, but that might just be me.
Even though I highly recommend reading this book first because even though the movie was slightly ruined for me by having read the book it would have make the book hard to read if I already knew what happened it the movie. The movie was well written and filmed. I was happy to see what they did and absolutely loved Amy’s character. Rosamund Pike was fantastic. The feel of the movie is also well done and mimics the feels from the book extremely well. It is definitely dark and twisted and is worth the watch in my opinion!