I really wanted this to be an amazing movie. It had a unique and interesting concept, a solid cast, and some clear social commentary. Unfortunately the script is weak in a number of areas and the movie falls a bit short. The cast do their best to elevate the material and the action is great. There are also some very memorable scenes and some pretty tense parts. I like a lot of what's going on in this movie and would still rank it slightly above average, but man... it COULD have been so much better. Oh well.
Now, I know I'm a bit late to this party, but I finally got around to watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I was at Walmart and it was a bit of an impulse buy. I knew that it got great reviews and that a David Fincher directed English remake is coming out, but that's really about it. I went into the movie knowing almost nothing and (surprise surprise) I really loved it. Maybe I'll give it a real review one of these days, but for the moment, I direct you to the trailer for the remake below.
I'm usually against remakes of foreign films that are so recent. I learned my lesson from Quarantine. They're sad attempts to cash in on what has proven to be successful overseas. With this movie, however... they got David Fincher. You don't get someone like David Fincher unless you're looking to make a serious movie. I have faith in this, since he came out with my favorite movie of last year (yeah... sorry Black Swan, but The Social Network edged you out over time) and his track record is more than solid. I'm also excited to see what Rooney Mara does with the role of Lisbeth. She's a good actress and seriously needs to get back on track after that abominable Nightmare on Elm Street remake.