'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ trailer looks excellent
A four minute-long trailer for David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ has premiered online, teasing the film’s sinister mystery plot and impeccable visual style.
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Mara very much appears to have made the role of Salander in Girl With the Dragon Tattooher own. Physically, she resembles the character - as described by Larsson - perfectly; she also has the anti-heroine’s awkward conduct and defensively introverted mannerisms down pat (her accent is pretty good too).
The rest of the cast likewise looks more than solid, including Craig as the strong-willed, yet vulnerable Blomkvist; Plummer as the dignified, yet tormented elder, Henrik Vanger; Stellan Skarsgård as the shifty Martin Vanger; and especially Yorick van Wageningen as Lisbeth’s unscrupulous and abusive “caretaker,” Nils Bjurman.
That Girl With the Dragon Tattoo looks to also excel on the technical side of things should come as no surprise. Fincher is working with a fantastic color palette here, ranging from the amber-tinted flashbacks to the Vanger estate, forty years in the past, to the bleak and restrained visuals of the wintery present. It nicely compliments the troubling and often outright disturbing nature of the plot - which is succinctly, yet efficiently, outlined in the film’s latest trailer - as does Reznor and Ross’ haunting electronica soundtrack.
While we can heap praise on Fincher’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo all day - and, based on this preliminary footage, there’s good reason to - that doesn’t mean this will be the movie that finally brings the acclaimed filmmaker Oscar glory. There have been many a great Noirish mystery tale made throughout Hollywood’s history (see: Chinatown, L.A. Confidential, etc.), but the edgier and more adult they are in tone (a la Dragon Tattoo), the harder it seems to be for the Academy to fully embrace them.
Then again - who cares about Oscars, we just want to see a kickass movie, right? Judging by this new Girl With the Dragon Tattoo footage - and the popular rapidly-edited Dragon Tattoo teaser - that’s exactly what Fincher aims to deliver.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo arrives in U.S. theaters on December 21st, 2011.
Source: iTunes Movie Trailers
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