January 8, 2012

i want you to help me catch a killer of women.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network), is a movie based on the first book of the phenomenal  Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. It follows a disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is hired by Henrik Vanger, a head of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, to investigate a disappearing of his niece that happened over 40 years ago. Henrik believes someone from his own family murdered her. As Blomkvist starts unraveling some of the deep, dark secrets of the Vanger clan, he asks for an assistant. What he gets is a 24 year old, pierced and tattooed computer hacker genius, Lisbeth Salander, who, in my opinion, is one of the most interesting fictional characters ever created. As someone who has previously read the first book and seen the Swedish movie adaptation from it, I went to see Fincher's version, with some preconception and skepticism.  I was afraid he wouldn’t be able to bring anything new into the table. In a way, he didn’t, but what he did do, and in my opinion, he did it better than Niels Arden Oplev did with the first movie, he brought the magnificent book into life. Fincher’s adaptation is more loyal to the book and it manages to create the same atmosphere that you felt when you read the book. Fincher is also the master of visual beauty. He has a talent to make even the most horrifying scenes visually creative and interesting. Yet, retelling a story that most people know the ending to, seems like such a waste of time. Time David Fincher could have used to create something new. If you’re fan of the book, you probably won’t get anything new out of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and you are most likely just curious to compare it to the original adaptation. I say you can wait for the DVD. But if you’re fan of Fincher, then you get what you expect. And if you happen to be one of the few people who don’t know the story, I recommend you go see this film. Tho I feel like I need to warn you, there are few very violent scenes unlike any other, but they are crucial to the movie and I promise you, she gets her revenge.


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