Over the weekend, we posted a bootleg version of the Red Band trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer that had been released in Europe last week. The fact that Sony didn’t immediately yank it (in fact, it took them 48 hours to do so) suggested to some that Sony had intentionally leaked the bootleg. There were a lot of hilarious pissing matches between movie bloggers attempting to discern the intent behind Sony and David Fincher, and some even speculated based on absolutely nothing except movie-blogger delusions of grandeur that Sony had leaked it behind Fincher’s back because Fincher didn’t want to release a cut of the trailer that he had not personally edited and approved.
Right now, I’m doing that thing where I curl my index finger in a circle around my ear.
Anyway, now comes along the Green Band trailer, which means you can watch it at work if you work in a place that doesn’t mind that you watch David Fincher trailers on the company’s dime. But it also means that the trailer is not as cool as the bootleg Red Band trailer. But it is of a far superior quality, so you get a good crisp and clean look at Mara Rooney as Lisbeth. She makes my nether parts both tingle and recoil at the same time. Is that the intended effect?
You know what I think? I think that David Fincher is going to beat us in the face with his vision of the movie. And when he’s done, and we’re spitting out teeth and wiping away the blood, we’re going to say THANK YOU.