Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2011)
Fincher is an Amazing Director.. Mara shines!!
David Fincher is brilliant. I thought he had maxed his potential with Fight Club and Seven, but he came & did it again. Having not seen the Swedish film or read the novel, this was a completely new story for me. & I was blown away! Daniel Craig gives a solid performance as Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist tasked with solving a 40 year old murder. The supporting cast is excellent as well, in particular Christopher Plummer & Stellan Skarsgard. But the real star is Rooney Mara, as Lisbeth Salander, an emotionally damaged and unstable woman bordering on insanity. In every scene, she owns the character. She's fierce, gothically sexy, and unbelievably smart and unique. David Fincher is known for his dark, edgy style & it shows in this film. The cinematography is fine as is the musical score. The dark edgy music helps make the movie. This film is R-rated for a reason though. There is quite a bit of nudity and a particularly disturbing rape scene. Just be forewarned. Overall, an extremely entertaining movie.. I am going to have to read the books and wai for the sequels..