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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 4:37 p.m.

'Girl With the Dragon Tatttoo' makes a decent transition

By Freelance Journalist

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Now showing at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
Grade: B

Though it doesn't bring with it the box office clout of the Twilight books (maybe it's the rapes, incest, serial killings and bisexuality), Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is its own kind of juggernaut, with 15 million copies in print and a small legion of fanboys eager to support the film's director, David Fincher ("The Social Network," "Fight Club," "Benjamin Button"), holiday returns should be good for this slice of psychopathic entertainment.

But what makes Fincher's involvement so perplexing is that he seemed to put the serial killer genre to bed with "Zodiac," a meditation on the grim toll of pursuing boogeymen for reasons other than justice. It made the perfect thematic bookend to his "Se7en," a wickedly moral deconstruction of the genre, implicating genre fans in the villain's self-aggrandizing goals. On the surface, Fincher seems like a natural fit for the brutish, nihilistic dread that characterizes Larsson's novel. But even with its strong-willed female lead (terrain Fincher has explored in other studio-driven work like "Panic Room" and "Alien 3"), he's clearly above the material.

Read the full review here


Animal Lover

Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 3:06 a.m.

Read it. Saw it. Loved it!


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 3:09 p.m.

Net Flex has it for instant streaming if you do not want to go and pay an arm and a leg for it. Otherwise, might want to use caution according to what I am hearing about this film for children younger then 13. I want to see it, but not sure if our teen can handle something like this. It is graphic.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 5:22 p.m.

My mother informed me last nite that there are now two makes of this movie. One is out of Denmark, which this film is and it also has two more in its sequel and/or prequel or whatever. The US is making its own version and I am not sure what that is going to be like either. But if it is anything like a US version? It is going to be two times worse then what Denmark can make. Why? Because US knows how to be graphic in its imaging. Might want to see the other two movies. I plan too....eventually.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 11:54 p.m.

Different people have different tastes, I guess. Personally I found the first one offensive because of it's graphic and gratuitous depiction of rape and torture.