The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Posted: January 1, 2012
It’s a shame when a grade-A production is saddled with a grade-D screenplay. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is based on a popular novel, and I can see the story working better in that form. But tedious exposition and shots of people performing Google searches do not a movie make.
The parts of Girl that are actually cinematic are compelling, but those parts are few and far between. I hope the screenwriter of the inevitable sequel (the Girl novel is the first of a trilogy) can figure out how to create a proper screenplay and not just a checklist of plot points from the source material.
Watched on Dec. 31, 2011.
Edit: I’m referring to the recent American remake, not the original European film. Sorry I wasn’t more specific.