The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): 9/10The first of the Millennium trilogy of books to be remade into film by Hollywood (I haven't seen the original 2009 films), this was brilliant. I haven't read the books, but am about to start the first one. This was good, as it meant I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the film.The title sequence sets the tone for the film well, particularly with the Led Zepp cover over the top. The film itself is both brutal and utterly captivating; while it is quite long, you don't really notice the time going by. Multiple storylines, and an excellent soundtrack. The performance by lead actress Rooney Mara is brilliant: unrestrained, quietly insane and teeming with anger.
Not sure I'm going to watch it. I watched the original (swedish) ones and they were great....unsure as to why they felt it was necessary to do a Hollywood remake.
Movie was in 3D and for me it detracted from a visually stunning piece of cinema. It didn't feel like you were part of the film, although that was the attempt. It felt like oh, here's another 3d effect. Very sad when the director is Martin Scoresese
Whoa, we have spoiler tags now?
Ah... yeah, I tried that with my Macbook but nothing happened. I just tried with my PC and it works.
Hmm it ought to work on Mac. Can you tell me what browser you were using, and the version?
Liked Dragon Tattoo, though found it a little too thriller-y/stuck into it's genre. Still mastefully-told and adeptly-acted, though.The loathing it gets by being a 'remake', however, absolutely perplexes me. While the Swedish adaptations were interesting and engrossing, and Noomi Rapace played a great rendition of Lisbeth Salander- the creations weren't the ultimate gift to cinema- and much of the first 'film' felt like what it was: a scaled-down, gritted-up TV-movie.I felt the Dragon Tattoo Fincher film did the story and books justice appropriately, with a fulfilling budget, good cast, and artfully talented people at the helm of the technical and production-design side of things, cinematically, which all gave credence and legitimacy to it being made. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was vintage David Fincher- unflinching, engrossing, enveloping inside it's own dark side- and I think it's silly to try and call it a 'worse remake' of a low-budget Swedish TV movie. That was fine- but the film, one I didn't even think was 'OMG crazy good', was such a cut above it on almost all fronts.
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