A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I loved this movie...flashbacks could be a little confusing but it helped that I had seen the foreign version and had read the book....Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig were outstanding. Especially Rooney Mara!!
So you're supposed to not fall asleep during the movie right? You're supposed to care about the outcome? Talk about the trailers at the theater making it seem that Lisbeth is more a factor in the movie than she actually was. The trailers make it seem Lisbeth is much more involved than she really is, another example of how trailers can be decieving as she doesn't factor in much of anything until the final few minutes. A fragmented and confusing movie that really doesn't get going until at least an hour plus - AN HOUR PLUS - in. I find it improbable that the island family doesn't suspect one of their own of horrific crimes. Thankfully this was only a rental!!!
Ok, after watching for the second time I get it. Was somewhat confusing to me. It kept my interest however. It finished on a downer that makes me think there will be a second story line with same characters. Re: Sherlock "Craig" and the girl with dragon tattoos.
If you have not seen the original, see that one first, and then watch this one. Some interesting differences. The Swedish one seemed to try to be more Hollywood, this one once to be more European, and is somewhat more realistic & mature in the good sense. They spent more money on this one, but it appears less lavish than the Swedish one. Here I think the Lizabeth character is more defined, as a woman perhaps trying to learn to be a more sociable person. This makes her love scenes with Blumquist somewhat more understandable than in the original. While this is not a great film, I do think it is an interesting companion piece to the original, & if you have seen the original, see this one. One of the actors to me was a dead ringer for the other actor in the original playing the same character. Also, one character here, towards the end, is here portrayed in a more interesting and sympathetic light.