Gone Girl reached theaters this weekend with high praise and high ticket sales.
Adapted from the best selling novel of the same name, Gone Girl beat out horror film Annabelle for the top box office spot this weekend.
The much anticipated film finally reached theaters this weekend and brought an audience with it, raking in $37.5 million and earning the top box office spot.
Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and directed by David Fincher, the story follows the mysterious disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and her husband Nick’s (Ben Affleck) involvement in it.
The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr praised the film in his critique, writing "…what Fincher does better than almost anyone is create moody, meticulously crafted thrillers that straddle the divide between genre and art. Quibbles aside, that’s exactly what he’s done again with Gone Girl.”
However, some reviewers have made note that the film’s characterization of Amy can be seen as troublesome.
Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson points this out in his review, writing "Amy is a tricky character… from one perspective, Fincher has made a rattling cautionary tale about the dangers of a scorned woman, told with definite cleverness but also a strong whiff of misogyny."
However Lawson later states that "Seen from another angle, Gone Girl is a keen, admirably risky dissection, and immolation, of the ways that women inflict ideals of perfect, appealing femininity on themselves and each other… Amy is an avenging hero, albeit one whose righteousness tips over into madness."
Despite the ongoing discussion of misogyny in the film, Gone Girl has received mostly positive reviews, and currently it has a score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, giving it a certified fresh label.
Check out the trailer for the movie below.