28 December 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
This is a great movie. And for something billed as "The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas" I didn't find it all that dark and depressing. But I'm a sick puppy. If anything - and this is probably a hella un-PC thing to say - I thought Lisbeth Salander was a kickass action hero!! After watching the movie, I just wanted to yell at guys and kick their asses. Is that wrong? Even the way it was shot, I thought she was sometimes framed as a superhero. Like one shot in particular where an elevator door closes and she has her hoodie up. I don't know, that's just the vibe I got. She should join the Avengers.
Anyway, you've got a 100% David Fincher movie - dark, very cool and stylized - with a perfect Trent Reznor score. Loved it. Really loved it.
But one nagging question -- Why is my man Joel Kinnaman (Holder from The Killing) in it for 4.5 seconds and with one glorified-extra line? I guess every Swedish actor was obligated to appear in this movie. That was hella disappointing. Can I assume he has more to do in the sequels? Let's hope!