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 watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784 (that link is for those who haven't watched it yet) Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
One word, disappointment. I saw the 2009 3 part Denmark version in 2010. I am lucky I did so. The US version is like watching a movie in fast forward. Many important plots points were cut out completely or rushed through. This left major holes in the plot which, if I had not seen the 2009 series, would have left me scratching my head. I would not recommend this movie to anyone, ever.
This movie followed the book's very complicated story with several subplots and many characters. It is as hard to follow as the book was for me, only a bit worse because I couldn't pause and flip the pages back to get things straight in my head. Sure, you can go back on the DVD too, but things move along so fast it would drive me nuts going back and forth. I'm really glad I read the book first.
Daniel Craig is perfect as Blomkvist, just as I pictured that character. Rooney Mara (Lisbeth) fits well too - smart, tough, and oh-so-beautiful. See this movie, then see it again..
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most vulgar movies I've seen, even the description on the envelope didn't prepare me for the content of this movie. There didn't seem to be one thing this movie didn't bash, well except the Communist/Nazi was the ONLY one who was helpful to solving the mystery. This trip to the darkest side of society wasn't necessary, although if Director Fincher is attached to a movie, apparently you can bet that it will go there every time. I will avoid his movies from now on.