I want to lie and tell you that over-hyped movies aren’t my style, but in truth, every mainstream movie that has developed a crazy following in recent years, I have gone to see in the theaters and become obsessed. Twilight was the first time I swallowed my “I’m different from everyone else” pride and launched myself into the mainstream frenzy. A loss and a victory in one, I would say.
Gone Girl was the same way. I wouldn’t read it. I didn’t want to see it. I was still unsure but curious when I found out Ben Affleck was starring, and SOLD when I found out he showed his penis.
One More Thing you should do this weekend is see this movie, and here’s why:
- Ben Affleck’s performance was the actual greatest, as always. Bonus, he’s bulked up for Superman so he looks extra muscle-y and veiny in this film. I mean … *drools*
- If you see it, you can read the book after the movie like I am doing currently and we could start a seriously fun book club at my house! Aw! Cute! We could laugh, cry, make hot chocolate, and talk about Ben … I’ll make Oreo Balls. Let me know, I’ll wait for you.
- There’s just something about seeing a suspense movie in theaters.
- The acting is pretty fantastic. I really loved Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens.
- The plot is actually fantastic, a testament to the writing of Gillian Flynn.
- You’ll see Neil Patrick Harris’ super cute butt. I’m trying to get his e-mail so I can ask him how, in fact, he got it to look so cute? But I’ve been unlucky thus far.
- You’ll see Ben Affleck’s … well, you know. *wink*
- Movie theaters now have the BLUE flavored bags of Sour Patch Kids, an added prize to any big screen experience. Unless you like popcorn, then you’re gross.
- Rosamund Pike is terrifyingly rigid here. I guess that was the point, but I wanted her to be a little softer, I think that’s my only complaint.
- It’s just an overwhelmingly good movie, and the book is sure to be even better. Although, I wouldn’t know because I’m only on the third chapter, fingers crossed.
I’m sure you can work this movie into your schedule sometime this week. But warning, it feels like you’ve just entered through the arctic gates of hell when you walk into “door eight on your left”. So to combat the chill, bring fuzzy socks, hot coffee in a thermos, a large blanket, and a tiny space heater to put under your seat. And like, don’t let yourself be seen doing any of the above.