This was the best part of Gone Girl, it is not Ben Affleck and his expressionless acting but the bird on the bat.
Neil Patrick Harris almost gets decapitated. It was way too violent, more than it needed to be and was borderline slasher. Also, while we're talking about blood when Amy is released from the hospital she was dolled up with a cute hairdo and scrubs but she still has blood all down her neck. Somehow, I don't think that's protocol.
On a side note, my prudishness also came into play as the nudity (while expected) was a little much as well, whatever happened to leaving some to the imagination.
I wasn't impressed by Rosamund Pike's performance. She wasn't the Amy I pictured, someone more conniving and instead I just got stilted. Although my expression throughout the movie was similar to this.