Screen Reviews

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Richard Boom

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The-Girl-with-the-Dragon-tattoo1The expectations to this movie were very high as only 2 years after the Swedish version of this Swedish book about Stieg Larsson’s trilogy. Fortunately this new version is surely worth watching and enjoying as the stylistic approach which is trademarked by director Fincher (Se7en, Alien³, Fight Club, Social Network) makes sure this version has more then enough warrancy to be watched instead or next to the Swedish version, especially because the director choose a different approach.

Finch is focusing more on the characters and less on the murder mysterie, making the sabotaged-by-life characters as well as the surroundings which are looking more rough or tech, working with lights, computers and guns rather then fistfights.

Journalist Blomkvist framed for libel meets a tattooed hacker, while investigating a story. They team up after the girl-hacker finds out there was conspiracy around Blomkvist’s fall. While teaming up they find out a lot of odd and dangerous stuff is happening…

The fact that the better part of the movie revolves around ‘Men Who Hate Women’ stays certainly on top of it all, combining nice shots/angles, electro-music and interesting lighting throughout the movie, makes for one nice story.

I sure hope the other books in the trilogy will also be shot in the American way soon!

Director: David Fincher | Cast: Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist), Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander), Christopher Plummer (Henrik Vanger), Stellan Skarsgård (Martin Vanger), Robin Wright (Erika Berger), Yorick van Wageningen (Bjurman), e.o. | Length: 156 minuten | Year: 2011

Thanks to Sony Pictures for the review copy.


About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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