Take a break from work: watch a trailer…
And then watch this one:
Same movie… but you might not guess it from these two trailers. The first one makes this look like it’s akin to a cozy British mystery you might find on PBS: sure, there’s sex and murder, but it hasn’t been glamorized and you certainly won’t find it titillating — they’re just two of the messy things life is full of.
The second trailer makes it look like a Hollywood thriller: Sex! Fast cars! Naked chicks! Airplanes! Females in peril! Motorcyles! Chicks on motorcycles! Woo-hoo!
The movie can’t be both. I suspect those who want to see the movie the second trailer promises will be disappointed.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens in the U.K. on March 10, in the U.S. on March 19; it played theatrically last spring in Canada, but is not yet available on DVD.