Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Thursday Movie Picks: A Disappearance

I'm sitting at the airport so this will be a quick-ish fire round.

Don't forget to check out where it all started over at Wandering Through the Shelves.  

Gone Girl
David Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl was both amazing and horrifying and made women look crazy and evil as well clever but desperate.  Amy disappears, assumed dead after the amount of blood stained on the floor. Her husband Nick is the prime suspect. He is an average guy who is treated terribly to be honest even if he is a cheating bastard. But she is an underestimated spoilt bitch. She makes a fair point with her 'cool girl' speech but her revenge is bitter not sweet.

Picnic at Hanging Rock
I really hated this film about a group of school girls I'm Australia who disappear one afternoon. Some of them return refusing to say what happened while one girl is never found. It's treated like a real life mystery story but it's not. There is no real explanation but as my last pick proves it may be better not to know.

The Vanishing 

The draw backs to typing on your phone. You press a button back to many times and you lose the picture you picked. So there was a picture but dumb phone deleted it.

I watched both the original and terrible American remake and did prefer the remake but only because the ending was bearable. Happy young couple Rex and Saskia are on a road trip and they stop at a service station for drinks. But in within a few minutes Saskia disappears and all that's left is two spilt drinks on the ground. This is in broad daylight. Still haunted by the event years later, Rex is still looking for her. He goes on TV saying he just wishes to find out what happened to her and the kidnapper contacts him. It's such a awful ending that I wonder why the US remade it.


  1. I hated Picnic at Hanging Rock. It was so slow. Gone Girl I loved though. Haven't seen The Vanishing.

  2. Gone Girl is a fantastic film. I'm sad that Rosamund Pike has just disappeared from the screens after this role, she was brilliant in it.

  3. Good picks! Gone Girl is the first one that came to mind with this challenge.