God, I’m torn by this movie. By all accounts, based on the early reception to the film, this is everything I feared it would be: a generic thriller with a superhero of a lead. In addition to the meditative pacing of the David Fincher film, there was a real heft to the details behind the mystery being solved, and I can’t help but feel like that’ll be lost in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. But I’m still excited to see it.
Sony just released a new clip for the film, and it does seem to highlight a lot of my fears. It’s basically a typical thriller action scene, with there being a lot of high-tech s**t going on. Salander looks up at the camera, which, I guess, triggers some airport jail cell doors getting opened. She has a conversation on the phone with the American she helped escape all while dodging airport security. It’s cool and well-made, but I can’t help but feel a lot of the grit and heaviness of the David Fincher film have been lost in favor of something more accessible…I’ll still see it though.
Below is the official synopsis for The Girl in the Spider’s Web:
“Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of The Crown, will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.”
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