VIDEO: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trailer

The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas. Seriously, you know you are in for a different kind of holiday treat when thats your movie’s tagline.

The new trailer dropped for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the highly anticipated American version of the first book of the worldwide sensation trilogy and the Swedish blockbuster movies. The Swedish versions were decent, but it was a little too Swede-y for my taste. It seemed that the director didn’t know what to leave in and what to cut, and it made for a poorly paced movie. Plus, contrary to what I thought based on the Swedish Bikini Team, I now think the entire country is devoid of good looking people based on that cast. Regardless, the films still captivated me and my father, who by the way, NEVER watches subtitled films not titled Emmanuel, and who lists the first book as his favorite novel of the last decade.

This time David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network) brings his creepy vision to the dark tale of murder, rape, and everything horrible you can do to a woman. The original books were entitled “Men who Hate Women”, so you can just imagine how cheery this shit is.

Rooney Mara (Social Network, Nightmare on Elm Street) has big shoes to fill as Lisbeth Salander, already played to star-making perfection by Noomi Rapace. Daniel Craig (I don’t really need to tell you who he is, do I?) seems perfectly cast as our hero, Mikael Blomkvist, with Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Christopher Plummer (182 movies, come on), Stellan Skarsgard (the only Swede actor you know, Good Will Hunting) rounding out the creepy cast.

The trailer below really gives you a Snuff-movie feel, and you might need to shower to rub the grimy feel of it off you.

In other words, it seems like a perfect depiction of Steig Larsson’s original vision.