You know it’s a Fincher film when it’s either starring Brad Pitt or there’s a badass intro. This one features the ladder and it’s honestly the best one, which is fitting because this is one of his best films. I won’t claim to know the source material but I am really interested in this story. I say interested because “like” or “enjoyed” are too positive of words to describe such a hard-edged, often stomach turning screenplay. Considering Fincher is the master of producing anxiety through the screen it’s a fitting choice for him and it manages to be his darkest film since Se7en (1995). What I’m saying is this film is not for everybody. If you’re willing to brave it though you’ll discover one of the most badass women heroines on screen, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). She’s both fierce and haunting. On the other end is Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), who’s both likeable and charismatic enough to be a journalist. These character’s develop separately and when they come together in the second act it’s a powerful thing. Don’t get the wrong idea though, this isn’t a love story. You’ll be happy to just see Lisbeth smile. This is about two talented people naviagiting a murder case amoung detestable nazi scum. There will be blood.