So, I’m about four years late with this opinion about Gone Girl, but I don’t think Amy was such a villain. Sure, her mental health issues were REAL, but I’m sticking with my belief that Ben Affleck’s character drove her to madness. I know this is NOT a popular opinion. It’s something I’ve been judged for. And my coworkers have already expressed their concern. But…. hear me out.
Let me start this written rant by saying that Neil Patrick Harris’ character totally didn’t have to die, but… he was collateral damage when Amy’s original plan of framing her scumbag husband for murder and then committing suicide didn’t go as… well… planned. Also, NPH’s character was a stage five clinger, so other than the shock of his on-screen death, I wasn’t terribly upset by it? Maybe framing the aforementioned scumbag husband for murder isn’t the most logical course of action, but Amazing Amy had been put upon FOR YEARS. She buys him a bar, and he repays her by cheating with his student? At the very least he deserved having the whole country hate him for a bit.
As someone that is also not a “cool girl” because I feel A LOT of feelings A LOT of the time, I can understand why she did what she did. Agree with it? NO. Understand it? YES. Cause if someone is treating you like hot garbage, you’ll snap eventually. She could’ve left and divorced him, but what lesson would Ben Affleck have learned, amirite? KIDDING! Now that I think about it, my strong defense of Amy may or may not have something to do with my general disdain for Ben Affleck. Side Note: He’s an awful Batman, has a disgusting back tattoo and couldn’t even make it work with sweetheart Jennifer Garner.
Seeing as how the whole internet stood by Khloe Kardashian after the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, don’t you think if she framed him for murder we’d all be like YAS KWEEN, DRAG HIM? So, I challenge you to start cheering for Amy, too.