I've loved the Millennium trilogy since forever, and maybe that's why I reacted so positive to both adaptations of the 1st book when they were released and after all this years it still is a good film. I appreciate that this version in particular stays faithfull to the book (for the most part), strangely enough, that works both on its favor (beautifully detailed) and against it (drags way too long).
Si le film ne réserve aucune surprise, scénaristiquement parlant, respectant scrupuleusement la trame et le récit de l'oeuvre littéraire et de la première adaptation cinématographique, notre préférence ira pour la version suédoise en ce qui concerne l'interprétation et pour la version américaine pour la réalisation... www.cinefiches.com
A very competently directed remake, but has Fincher really added anything other than style? There's something chilly and slick about the whole exercise, starting from the opening credits, with the performances adding to the sense of emotional detachment. Or is that somehow the point?
The weakest part of his thriller/mystery is the mystery itself, leaving the thriller to run on empty for much of the movie. But what a thriller it turns out to be, in no small part thanks to the performance given by the two leads. Gratifies to see that this film corrected my unfair assumptions and is not just another James Bond.
I mean, it LOOKED pretty, I liked the score. It was well cast. . . but the story was just dull. And a bit shit. I mean, nazis, and plot holes; why didn't the punky hacker... Oh does it matter? It was dull. Dull! Seems to be par for the course these days. Hollywood doesn't bother with story. I haven't read the novel, and never plan too. One day I might watch gone girl, but I doubt it. Mara stole the show.