Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Opening December 21, 2011

This first video glimpse of the highly anticipated remake of the Swedish trilogy that hit American theatres last year is hardly a letdown. This has always seemed, and now seems even more so, like the kind of remake that could actually be a hit. This trailer looks stylized in a wholly different way than the Swedish films were, and that’s really exciting. It could be a shot-for-shot remake, but I imagine it’s going to be far more creative than that, and just as thrilling and chilling. I’m beyond intrigued to see how Rooney Mara is in the role after she broke out with just a few short scenes in last year’s “The Social Network.” David Fincher hasn’t made a movie that wasn’t fascinating in its own right, and while I’m not personally one for “Zodiac” or “The Game,” the rest of his feature filmography (which I’ve seen in its entirety) speaks for itself, particularly with “The Social Network,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Fight Club,” and “Seven.” Marketing it as the “feel bad movie of Christmas” is interesting, and that seems to underline the rather dark-looking tone of this one, adapting an already dark story. Rounding out the cast with people like Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer all sounds good, but part of the fun for those of us not intimately familiar with Swedish stars was not recognizing anyone. I don’t think it should be a problem here, and I’m very much looking forward to this, especially since the first film is by far the most exciting and cool of the trilogy.

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