The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – First Trailer

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo first poster

Ya know, I’m still not convinced by this remake. It’s not that I don’t think Fincher is a great director, he is, quite clearly. Daniel Craig is always compelling to watch and if the jury is still out on Rooney Mara, well this film could be the making of her.

And yet.. well it all seems a bit obvious. Craig is a pretty good Michael Nyqvist clone, Robin Wright and Lena Endre could be sisters, and well, what’s the point exactly?

The first trailer, with it’s Trent Reznor cover of Immigrant Song and that terrible tag “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” pretty much shouts “LOOK AT ME, I’M EDGY AND WILL MAKE YOU FEEL TERRIBLE”.

Well frankly, anyone who’s seen the original movie or read the books knows that already.

The poster is striking too, an excellent black and white shot, but does Salander really need to be topless? Does Blomkvist need to be in such a protective pose? Don’t forget, this woman can look after herself after all.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want a fluffy movie, I’m just not convinced that an English language version, despite excellent cast and director brings anything particularly new to the table.

Of course, it’s far too early to tell if this will be any good or not. I’d like to see a trailer with some dialogue. (And concerns about Mara may be unnecesary, given the fact that Salandar spends so much of her screen time silent.)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo opens in the UK on December 26th.


~ by moviegrrlreviews on June 20, 2011.

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