CAN ROONEY MARA SAVE “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO?”
Much will be made of Rooney Mara’s performance in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” because it’s the best thing about the movie. Her Lisbeth Salander character is one of the most unique and memorable female characters in recent literature and readers- especially women – are fascinated by her. Rooney didn’t deviate from the book. But the script adaptation for the book is a huge disappointment. Viewers who didn’t read the book are doomed to two and a half hours of confusion. The complex story needed simplification for the big screen and the result is exasperating. It’s a glossy, well made, quality film that is far too difficult for most people to follow. Blame the script writer.