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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake trailer looks fantastic

GirlDragonTattoo.jpgI missed the bootlegged trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo but now I've seen it I'm completely hooked by it, and while you'll recognise ninety percent of it if you've seen the original, including a flash of what might be one of the final scenes, the trailer is fantastically put together.

The music choice fits well, the cuts mirror the beat of the music which builds you up throughout, and the final drive up towards the mansion with the music playing works really well, as does that tagline, "the feel bad movie of Christmas".

David Fincher's version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo looks like it could be really strong, but at the same time there's so much that seems so similar. I wonder if, despite the fantastic direction and the superb casting of Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Joley Richardson and Steven Berkoff, if the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Filmstalker review) was just too good to overshadow.

Regardless an excellently bootlegged version of the red band trailer has been revealed online, something that might actually be a clever piece of marketing if you consider that the lead character is something of a hacker, and this might be just up her street anyway.

One great thing about the film is that it doesn't seem to have attempted to tone down the story at all, but then would you have expected that from Fincher?



Not to say that the trailer doesn't look good; it does... Actually I must say it looks great. Okay its got me all excited about the movie all over again! Still, I can't help but feel that this "remake" wasn't necessary somehow or rather I fear that it may hurt the original movie. At least that's my concern. I'm guessing many "average" American viewers probably won't bother watching the original after they had this Americanized(I use this in a non-pejorative manner) version, which would be shameful.

I have to say I'm surprised you didn't make a comment on the subject Richard(I know, we're not on first-name basis but calling you Brunton seemed overly formal lol), I remember(or at least I think I do) you had reserves concerning this particular "remake". Not that it should keep you from ever changing opinion or from enjoying the trailer. Or the whole movie for that matter. ;)

Anyway, the trailer is strong. I hope the movie is just as strong. I'm eager to see if Rooney Mara can hold a candle to Noomi Rapace as Lizbeth, I'll say this upfront: I think she was pretty forgettable in her other roles (though admittedly, I haven't seen all her movies).

Hey Vash, you can call me Richard, don't worry about it. I've given you a reference in the latest article about the green band trailer.

Great of you to remember, I was set against this originally, I just couldn't see what a remake could bring other than the English language. However the trailers have surprised me and I feel that they are strong.

Also, after watching the first trailer, I thought back to the original and did feel that the intrigue and suspense among the family was a little lacking. That could be exploited a little bit more for the audience. It's a small area, but a worthy one I think.

There's also the fact that the trailers do look like they are being respectful to the original, there's not a great desire to totally change it and they aren't forgetting where the original has come from.

Now that I've seen something I'm starting to have hope that Fincher could do something positive with the film, and after seeing Pour Elle (Anything For Her) being remade so well, and in my opinion better, as The Next Three Days (Filmstalker review)), I'm feeling a lot more positive.

I loved the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! The films story is very exciting and puzzling (for those that haven't read the book) and the pace is steady with some really tense situations. The investigation part of the story is excellent. Although it is 2.5 hours long it is never boring.

The soundtrack was also very fitting and helped to set the mood of the film. This is far above any other Scandinavian thriller production, and I look forward to the rest of the films/series.


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