The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ★★★★★

Coming from a film fan like myself who loves Seven and The Social Network as great pieces of well-constructed film-making, I'm starting to dissect everything into my brain that David Fincher is one of those directors that I need to keep my eyes peeled because he has thicken knowledge on how to craft a psychological thriller. Well, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sure does belong in that type of category.

For not having seeing the original Swedish film, I can't really compare that to the remake because it's on my watch-list and then I would analyze the main similarities and differences between the two versions. But, having said all that, the remake is a dark, murky, and gripping thriller that will have the audience glued to their seats while also being engrossed into the edge-of-your-seat plot-line about the journalist (played by Daniel Craig) who is trying to solve the case on what happened to the woman from a wealthy family that disappeared 40 years prior.

I have to give Fincher a lot of extra credit for recruiting Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig as they play off each other incredibly well and have amazing chemistry. I have to touch on Rooney Mara for a bit. She was magnificent in this movie! This is probably her best performance in her lifetime because she had an additional layer of acting chops, so you are immediately hooked to her character from start to finish. Daniel Craig was also really great as well and it's one of his best performances along with 007 that included Casino Royale!

The final thing I have to say about the potential to start up a new trilogy. On November this year, I'm glad that the first sequel is confirmed and Fede Alvarez might be taking the directing chair along with Rooney Mara returning as one of the best charismatic and intelligent investigators I've seen in any movie. Hollywood, get the film here sooner than later and then we would have a great trilogy on our hands!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the best movies David Fincher has made and will reach a spot on my Top 5!

Grade: A

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