Q: What’s the movie about?
A: Based on the book of the same name, this remake of the movie of the same name that came out two years ago, retells the Swedish story of a defamed journalist and his assistant (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) who try to solve the mystery of a teenage millionaire's untimely death in the 1960s-- only this time, it's American-style!
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sumpter, Ulf Friberg
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Go! I was lucky enough to have missed the first version of this movie as well as the book, so I got to enjoy this clever thriller as if for the first time, because it was my first time.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: Bizarrely, yes, about three times.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: It's pretty cold, but there is one part that will break your heart.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Clearly David Fincher and Trent Reznor are trying for a two-peat, and I think they have a chance.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: It was a big deal when they cast Rooney Mara (best known as the girl who dumps Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network creating the impetus for him to start The Facebook) in the part of Lisbeth Salander. Well, she lives up to the hype. Then again, I never saw Noomi Rapace in the part, so for all I know she's just imitating the original performance.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: There's a reason David Fincher is considered the David Fincher of movie directing. He brings movement and artistry to scenes that would be stagnant in a lesser director's hands. With him, you can see where the script stops and the vision begins. And yet he does it all without drawing attention to his own work-- which may be what I respect most about his style.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: A good story is a good story in any language. The people who read the book thought so. The people who saw the Swedish movie thought so. And the people who see this version will think so, too.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: I'm assuming there will be two more parts, as with the Swedish version, but I'm still waiting to find out the significance of the Dragon Tattoo.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer
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