Just got back from seeing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to see it when it opened, but was a little busy with the holidays.
I read and loved the books so going in I was hoping David Fincher would remain true to Stieg Larsson's work. I was not disappointed.
The movie combined everything about the story with Fincher's no-pulled-punches style. I saw one review that claimed the movie as "rapey" and I understand where that comes from. However, as stomach-turning as those scenes may be, I was glad it was decided to stay true to the original work and include them.
The photography of the movie was beautifully gloomy and Trent Reznor's soundtrack supported the movie without being intrusive.
I'm not one for "spoilers", but I have to agree with Kevin Smith, the sound fx of the teeth skittering across the floor: brilliant (and kind skin-scrawling).
If you are looking for a good, serious movie with well-formed "3D" characters and a strong story go see this movie!
Plus, Goran Visnjic (Luca from ER) is in it. Where has he been all these years?
Also, the preview for Rock of Ages! This is definitely a MUST SEE for me, if for no other reason than the soundtrack!