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2 hits 2.6 (14 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 3 years ago by travbowman

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Release Date: Wednesday, December 21 2011
Stars: Daniel Craig , Stellan Skarsgård , Rooney Mara , Robin Wright , Christopher Plummer , Joely Richardson , Goran Visnjic
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" story, characters and photos © Daniel Craig

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3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 2:34:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
people who didn't like the intro are trippin. it was badass
it's supposed to be a look inside her head/nightmares apparently

watching it again i really liked it
still a generic mystery but still.. good characters
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 3:10:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree yellow. I loved the beginning!
3 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/15/12 - 12:09:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have mixed feelings about this. (I have read the books and saw the Swedish productions)

The plus:
the opening credits. Great.
Casting. Great.
Salander looks more her age.

The minus:
Editing is too fast. The story needs to breathe more
The ending sucks, I mean the post murder story. I didn't like the shorcuts they made.

This said, I'd love the same production to do the follow ups of the two other books.
3 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/12 - 3:45:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Loved it. After reading the books in their detail, stacks of information and action sequences, I was confident that Fincher wouldn't drop the ball, and he delivered.

Like Abz said, the quick-fire cuts and progression doesn't reflect the pace of the original story, and some characters could have been explored over a bit more time, but to satisfy its depth would run the film a good hour longer. A smart bit of editing that suffers from time constraints.

Craig works well as Blomkvist, and adds a good slice of humanity that I never really got in the books, where he just seemed more of a machine that reacted to events around him.
Mara as Salander: perfect. I initially didn't like the more extreme goth wardrobe, but she wears it well. Just a great casting.

Would've liked a more satisfying punch to The Wennerström Affair. The ending could generally have been better, I suppose. But yeah.

3 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/12 - 3:45:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
And those scenes were brutal in all the right places. Yeah, those ones.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/12 - 10:44:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/24/11 - 8:18:41 AM yellowDog wrote:
i really liked the Girl, cool character, great performance they should take her and put her in a cool story not a generic mystery/thriller where the only thing she has to overcome is rapists

the second and third book have her as the central character.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 12/6/12 - 9:05:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
much better than the book and original movie

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