Saturday, January 7, 2012

Micro Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I had a hard time enjoying David Fincher's take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and it has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. In some ways this is Fincher's best work since Se7en and in many aspects it's a far superior, more faithful adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel than the Swedish film. If you've not read the book or seen that film, you will probably really dig this version. If, like me, you've enjoyed both, you might find few surprises to warrant sitting through the film's two hour and 38 minute running time. I like the performances and love Fincher's command of the material, but was kept at arm's length by the movie as a whole. This has to be a Bad from this Basement Dweller.