Film Preview: The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Page Revisions:

(Jun. 10, 2018) Original
(September 23, 2018) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2-#4)

Release Date:

November 9, 2018


From IMDb: “Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.”

Poster Rating: C- / C / C+ / D

Review: (#1) The dragon tattoo gets in there, which is the film’s only real connection to the books or the prior David Fincher film. Otherwise, the poster design is dull and lifeless.

(#2) There may be a symbolic reason for this design, but the trailer doesn’t give any clues, nor does the poster itself. (#3) We seem to still be stuck in an era where shades of black, white, and red pass for thrilling design elements, but they are about as tiresome as this poster design, admittedly the best they’ve put out so far. (#4) You can throw in action elements (cars and guns), but that doesn’t translate into excitement, especially when so dully forced together.

Trailer Rating: C+ / B-

Review: (#1) Some films have turned key scenes into solid marketing campaigns, but this one might not work. While it establishes a bit of character, it doesn’t establish much style and definitely not enough glimpses into the plot.

(#2) Now that we know what the plot of the film will be, it’s still a wonder why they didn’t try to stay sequentially for these films, following the books. The film feels like it’s a continuation of something that doesn’t have anything to continue.

Oscar Prospects:


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Trailer #2


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