By MATT NOWELL
With the international success and acclaim of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hollywood immediately bought the rights to create its version of the Swedish film.
The reigns were given to David Fincher, whose latest directing success was with The Social Network. Both movie versions were adapted into screenplays from the original novel by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
Not much changed for Fincher’s version of Dragon Tattoo. Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist who recently garnered a lot of unwanted media attention for sharing controversial opinions in his newspaper.
He is commissioned by a member of a family of degenerates to uncover the fate of a long-time-missing girl, Harriet Vanger, who is the niece of Henrik Vanger, the man who hires Blomkvist.
On his search for the truth, Blomkvist eventually teams up with Lisbeth Salander, the incredibly intelligent, neurotic, anti-social punk hacker who was also hired by Vanger to do a background check on Blomkvist before hiring him.
Together, Salander and Blomkvist delve deeper into the horrific truths about Harriet and the Vanger family.
Daniel Craig gives a convincing performance as the disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist. He brings the right amount of confidence needed for the character, but does not ruin the audience’s reaction by using his “James Bond vibe.”
The real highlight of the movie is, as most would expect, Lisbeth Salander. Played by Rooney Mara, who is teaming with Fincher for the second time since The Social Network, the role more or less becomes her own.
The biggest criticism for this movie is reserved for the title character. Noomi Rapace of the original Swedish version is the seminal Lisbeth. This being said, Mara brings her own intensity to the character, as portrayed for American audiences. She is a type of Gothic punk we all can understand, over Rapace’s version. This is ultimately what will determine someone’s preference.
Rapace has more of a “ready to boil over” portrayal of the character, while Mara seems more tempered. Those who have read the book would more easily make the choice.
As expected, Fincher produces a slick, tense movie wrought with imagery both disturbing and beautiful.
The presentation is incredibly atmospheric, while everything you are watching is shown in a way that is always easy to digest. The only heavy thinking goes into understanding the plot’s “crime-thriller” layers.
Average moviegoers should find nothing to complain about with this movie (unless they were expecting The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo, by Nicholas Sparks).
Film buffs will have lots more to pick apart and analyze, especially when taking the mixed cultures into context.
Swedish films are better known for getting away with anything they want, but Fincher chose to put a little extra zest in his version of the movie, most notably with the amount of nudity.
As it stands, Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a remarkable achievement in American filmmaking, even when taking its complete lack of originality into account.
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