Rooney Mara looked absolutely stunning (in my opinon) at last night’s premiere of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ premiere in Paris. She’s wearing a Louis Vuitton dress, and it suits her perfectly. Might be one of my favorite dresses she’s worn on this press tour!
As for the movie itself… I saw it (a while ago, I’ve needed to write this up for a while!) and my overall opinion is I really liked it. STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT. For the most part – I really liked the movie. I was very skeptical about Rooney playing Lisbeth, in my opinion Noomi Rapace did an amazing job in the Swedish films – and would have been hard to beat. But Rooney really stole the show. She did amazing. Every scene she was in – you were just in awe. She really transformed herself for this role. I thought Daniel Craig did a great job as Mikael, and Stellan Skarsgard was suuuuper creepy as Martin. The movie moved along so well it didn’t feel like it was 2:45, which is pretty good. The brutal rape scene in the Swedish film was almost unbearable, and the US version wasn’t quite as bad (thankfully). However the scene where Lisbeth goes back to her rapist was much more graphic in the US version than it was in the Swedish version. My only real complaint about the movie was the ending. Sex played a much bigger role in David Fincher’s version. In Fincher’s version, he made Lisbeth fall in love with Mikael…which isn’t true to the Swedish film. In all fairness, I didn’t read the book – so I’m not sure how their relationship was intended. In the end of the US movie, Lisbeth goes back to Mikael – with a present she has made for him – but she finds Mikael back in the arms of his ex-girlfriend, Erika. She looks deflated, hurt, embarrassed. So she hops on her motorcycle and takes off. That’s the end of the film. I didn’t care for this. In the Swedish film, Lisbeth and Mikael have sex – but it didn’t have anything to do with love … or feelings she had for him. In the end of the movie – Lisbeth takes off – and sort of leaves Mikael in the dust, which… if you ask me, is much more in tune with her character. Lisbeth was much colder in the Swedish film. In Fincher’s take – Lisbeth had heart, and fell for Mikael. I don’t know… that’s my 2 cents. What did you think?