I watched Gone Girl because it received Oscar press and indeed it is a pretty good movie; but, I have mixed feelings about it. It started off as a mystery movie and I was actually a bit shocked that it had such good press because the dialog in the flashback scene was over the top/too smooth. However the movie got better and better as it progressed (and the issues I had with the dialog finally made sense).
I wouldn’t say that the plot twists are crazy (like Sixth Sense), but there were many layers to this film that starts to mess with your understanding of the world that the characters reside in. In a way, it’s like Inception. It is an interesting look at society, and aside from the media angle, something I would want to read or watch more about. The ending is so jarring and unconventional that it almost begs for a sequel, although I bet a sequel wouldn’t really satisfy the audience.
This movie wasn’t as much of a mind warper as Inception or Memento, but it was the best movie I’ve seen in awhile. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.