December 21st, 2011
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Directed by DAVID FINCHER
Awesome. Saw this yesterday. I’m not going to go into the ridiculous comparisons between this and the original film because both shine in their own way but in the 2011 version, Rooney Mara killed it. I do wish it was her in the original film but I won’t go into it. Fincher gets the nod here. Editing and screenplay are a different story. I didn’t read the books either (and never will) but I’m positive they are better than the movie. Regardless, see this if you can.
Now, technically, Fincher went with the RED Epic again to shoot this. DP Jeff Cronenweth did a great job shooting it but the original was shot on the Arricam and inevitably looks better. Low light stuff looked horrible here as did with the The Social Network. Regardless, they both did some dope things style-wise so I’d see ‘em again. Rooney Mara…