Published 2012-05-12T11:36:17+1200 Updated 2012-05-18T06:23:37+1200
David Fincher is no doubt a great director, yet some of his films work better than others. Here's how I rank his films.
You got the wrong TGWTDT on this list.
Two stars for TGWTDT? You must have really disliked SEVEN and THE GAME. Or maybe you accidentally put them in this order.
You are correct sir! I wasn't a big fan of either, and TGWTDT was pretty lame compared with the brilliant Swedish original.
Yay, finally someone agrees with me on this... PJ prefers Fincher's TGWTDT, and I think the Swedish one was better. I really disliked how Fincher ended his, it made Lisbeth look weak in my opinion... "oh shucks, the guy I like is leaving with another women and I bought him this jacket, boo hoo"... barf. ; P
Diane, thank you! The Swedish version is a friggin masterpiece, while the Fincher version is full of weak, streamlined beats like that horrible ending you mentioned. You think the Swedish Lisbeth would have given a shite about the jacket? That Girl kicked ass and took no prisoners...she had no time nor interest in lovey dovey B.S.
Yeah, there was something about the timing of Fincher's that seemed off... I couldn't place my finger on it cause it was practically the same movie until the end, but it felt slower. And Lisbeth's story seemed less prominent in Fincher's.
I was also gonna mention that I haven't read the books, so I don't know which ending is true to the book...
The Swedish version was also creepier, and scarier...a lot more dangerous and violent as a whole. Fincher's version had no bite to it. I haven't read the books either...yet I can't imagine the book has Fincher's ending.
I like that ALIEN 3 is number 3 on your list. I always enjoyed that movie and it gets trashed by many. Is it as good as the first to films? No, but it's unique in it's own way. Upon my first viewing of ZODIAC I didn't like it so much. However, when I watched a second time I actually thought it was a masterpiece. So many great scenes and very well directed. What's you're feeling about that movie?
I hated ZODIAC, and I'll tell you why. I read the script a few years before the movie was made, and I loved it. Yet Fincher's movie (from what I remember) was poorly cast, and paled in comparison to the great script that I read. Yet THE SOCIAL NETWORK on the other hand, is very faithful to Aaron Sorkin's brilliant script...and Fincher did a great job on the movie.
Interesting. I never read the script, but I read the two Zodiac books by Robert Graysmith. I felt Fincher really captured the bone chilling feeling of what was going on in the Bay Area during those years. I thought that scene when the Zodiac kills the couple in the countryside was crazy. No music or anything. Just pure terror. I couldn't really get into THE SOCIAL NETWORK. I really wanted to like it. Maybe I saw it too late. By that time I had heard all the hype and I didn't think it lived up to it.
Yeah, Quinn was not a fan of THE SOCIAL NETWORK either. I loved it though.
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