The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.
Evil shall with evil be expelled.. This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Wiki
I loved the intrigue and the story, even the sordid and disreputable parts were well done in my opinion. I did have to watch it alone. My wonderful wife couldn't bare to watch it becuase of the graphic sex and grisley scenes. If you like dark who done its this is for you.
I just can’t get enough of this movie
There is so much detail in the books they could not fit all of it in a 2 hour movie. Much of the storyline is cut out of this film, but not in the extended Swedish versions. The original films is so dramatic and the acting superb, it is scary, especially the extended versions. American families would have trouble identifying with the main character simply because of ignorance and only see what they want to see. Even I would have trouble letting my children watch it, but it does give a glimpse of the real world in its raw and uncut form. I simply wasn’t impressed with the English version at all. Unless you’ve read the books nobody can judge the movie. The extended version is a Swedish movie series that you can sit by a warm fire all day or all night and watch with loved ones. My first impression is “WoW!” No way the American version could top the Swedish films, which appeared to have the first two films made at the same time and fit perfectly in the storyline. In this version, you could tell they held the girls character back and suppressed her true abilities. Like everyone has written, read the book and see all versions before judging. Regardless it is an excellent story and gave me hope and never give up.
Rated RR, sex, murder, rape, twisted, implied, photos of victims etc ... but with all that said I was amazed at the thriller to the end, she keeps surprising you, and the story was very well written, wish I had watched the extended version just to see what was taken out.
Dunno why this has the same rotten tomato score as the original. This one left out a lot. I haven't read the books, but the original film touched heavily on the nazi connections. This one felt more like a mindless thriller. It wasn't horrible but I'm just saying don't waste your time when there's a better version only a few years older than this that's also much better. I thought Daniel Craig wasn't a good pick for this role either.
I can't remember being as excited for a film as I where when it was announced David Fincher (arguably the defining director of this generation) was going to make an adaption of Stiegg Larson's novel. Coming out of the cinema, I was satisfied in pretty much every aspect. It's gritty stuff, as expected with Fincher, and in my opinion it captures a much more uncomfortable atmosphere than the Swedish version can only hope to achieve. It gives off a truly mysterious vibe and you never know what nastiness is lurking in the next scene. What suprised me the most was despite its claustraphobic feel throughout its running time, theres a lot intelligent black humour to be had. You really come to care for the characters so its only right you should laugh with them as well as feel their emotions. Rooney Mara is utterly superb, without a doubt one of the best female performances of the last 10 years, playing an anti hero who you root for despite her violent outview to deal with scenarios. She's devilishy sexy and her delivery just feels real. Its great to see Daniel Craig play a character who's not just a macho man we're so use to seeing in the Bond films, delivering an even more fragile and sensitive character than our female lead, and delivering most of the laughs. The soundtrack is industrial heaven, and that credit intro with Yeah Yeah Yeah's stunning cover of "Immigrant Song" won't leave my head anytime soon. David Fincher once again delivers an unquestionably adult film to a family free Hollywood, and he's not scared to cross the boundaries to mainstream cinema's limitations. He's added just another stunner in his consistently brilliant filmography, and I'm looking foward to see what project he'll take on next. Second only to "Drive" as the best film of 2011.
…. again? For me it was toned down too much but enjoyable all the same, but why does Jim Ramsey have to raise his head all the time? A must see, looking forward to the next 2…..?
But, as Daniel Craig was in it and I think he is one of Britain's best actors around at the moment, I decided to go for it and I wasn't disappointed. Yes, its hard to follow but it's a thriller, you have to go away and think about it and then it falls into place. Great acting from all, especially Daniel Craig and Mara. Well worth it, I do have to confess, I've not read the book and seen the series, still, I enjoyed it.
a bit reluctant to say this really as i do like daniel craig and if you haven t seen the original swedish version then you won t know but i didnt think it was on a par with it, would watch the original again but not this
Catch the original subtitled version if you can but this is a good second best
Superb film. Best I've seen for ages. One up for the girls! It was great to see the cumupance. Loved it and I am male.
Must watch move great story line and acting by Rooney Mara
I really enjoyed this film, it's got turns and twists that you don't see coming, although I'm 25 I watched it with my parents, not such a good move lol,mould deff recommend this film, and Daniel Craig is fab, never seen Rooney Maria before but thought she was a fab. Good film.
Fischer out did him self yet again with the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, capturing all the nuances and accents originated in the novel by Stieg Larsonn but still having an edge which was lost in the Swedish version. Daniel Craig has never been any better and Rooney Mara was a revelation, I can't see anyone else better suited for the role. All in all a must watch for those with a taste for thrillers.
Really enjoyed. I put the book down as the endless detail about the family was boring me to death. Now I can see its worth reading on.