January 5, 2012•100 words
Recently, I learned how closely this movie sticks to the book, and I’m surprised, though I don’t know why. Fincher and co. worked hard to maintain the cold, dark, depressing atmosphere Stieg Larsson created, while keeping the characters true to their written selves, and they thoroughly succeeded! Sweden looks cold and feels dark, all while the characters and their situations remain depressing.
Daniel Craig is a spot-on Blomkvist, and Stellan Skarsgård makes an excellent Vanger, but the show belongs to Rooney Mara, who owns every scene in which she appears.
As it is with most Fincher films, it’s highly recommended.