When the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo came out in December 2011, many people (including Neils Arden Oplev, who directed the first adaptation of the book) commented on how David Fincher’s version was useless. Some felt that it demonstrated Hollywood’s need to assert its supremacy by throwing a $90 million remake in the field while the 2009 Swedish version was perfectly fine.
Truth is, the combination between Fincher’s style and the book’s plot is a match made in heaven and it would have been a pity not to let it unfold. Dear Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, welcome to the pantheon of pop culture. It feels as if you always belonged here.