I know books and their movies should be viewed as separate material but when you're an avid fan of something, you become protective of it. :) So I was skeptical about watching Gone Girl. But I wanted to see it because I was curious how Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and David Fincher could pull it off. I was surprised to find myself in awe of Pike's portrayal of Amy. She's just how I've imagined her to be in my head. She was just born for the role and Affleck did not disappoint either. I agree that this is one of those movies which deserves praise equivalent to its original material.