The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake trailer arrives
The safe to watch trailer for David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake has arrived a little early than expected, thank you studio, and it's looking really good. Of course I'll have to reiterate everything I said with the bootlegged red band version, this is powerful and dark, but in every second or third snapshot you'll be recognising moments from the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Filmstalker review).
That's not a bad thing, but I'm still curious as to how Fincher is going to improve on the original as the first film was so strong.
I've been thinking about this since I saw the red band trailer yesterday and realised how close many of the images are, and I wonder if it's in the reveals and the suspense building up to the ending. I'm not giving anything away by saying that there are a lot of morally grey characters in there and for a good portion of the film you do think it could be a number of people to blame, in fact even at the end there are question marks about who is in the right and wrong but that didn't come through as powerfully as I had hoped it would.
There are areas it could be improved but I'm still not sure there's enough room for a new version. Fincher and the team are though because they've made it, and judging by the trailer they've made it well.
Vash picked up on my change of tone about this film when I wrote about the red band trailer, and he's right. Originally I couldn't see the need for the remake, there was just no need and it reeked of just turning it into the English language for those in the audience who don't want to read subtitles - lazy people who are missing out on so many great films.
However after seeing the trailer I am rather impressed, it captured a darkness and tone that the original had and it looks to be keeping it at the same level and perhaps even ramping it up a level. The trailer has broken through those negativities a little.
Mind you to be fair, I'm still struggling with the concept that this could be better, but I'm now thinking it could be a worthy match, and as I said I can see a few places where improvements could be made, whether this film exploits them or not is a different matter.