Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The fear of offending is stronger than the fear of pain

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

One of those remakes like Let Me In that is very accomplished, in some ways more so than the original but also feels quite, quite pointless.
Craig and Mara are pretty damn terrific (Mara had the harder task as Noomi Rapace was really rather good herself) and the cast is full of interesting ringers (an unimportant character is played by Goran Visnjic for all of two minutes).
Most of it's problems remain ones the original had (and possibly the book too though I haven't read it). The plot is a little too silly to sustain this running time but Fincher once again proves adapt at keeping a lengthy piece moving and pacy.

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