Eugenio C’s review published on Letterboxd:
"It's hard to believe that the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain, but you know what? It is."
Being a massive fan of the book series, I had to check this film out. Especially since it starred Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, and was directed by one of the modern day greats, David Fincher (the man behind The Social Network and Fight Club).
Although this movie had a couple major things different from the book, that didn't work me specifically, I have to admit that it was fantastic. The directing was one of the best I've seen from David Fincher, believe it or not, and both of the main characters, Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, gave great performances, although the one that stuck out was the Mara one.
Again, in my eyes, it could have been way better, since it was remaking one of the best books of all time, and in my opinion, the best book of the 21st century. But it definitely did a great job and deserves every single star I have given it.
Overall, I can't really go into detail on this film, for it is really hard to explain unless you have either watched it or read the book, but it was excellent in all possible ways when discussing a movie. It was presented and displayed on the big screen exactly the way it was supposed to, in a dark, dramatic, and depressing thriller way, that is just as the book portrays the fictional events.
Also, whoever did the casting; good job! I would have never thought of putting Daniel Craig as Blomkvist but he was the perfect fit, and gave quite a performance (Rooney Mara was a more obvious choice, but she still gave an out of this world performance).