Ditching the classy, well-paced storytelling of David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, this trailer for The Girl In The Spider’s Web looks like some sort of random superhero/Underworld mash-up. This time around Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) calls the shots – and it would seem to be a serious case of diminishing returns.
Slam-bam action and what seems like an annoying and cloying performance from Claire Foy, this looks like it’s trying to score cash from multiple (and very different) audiences. Foy doesn’t have the feral charisma of Rooney Mara and the whole thing looks cheap.
I think I’ll be skipping this franchise reboot.
The Girl In the Spider’s Web opens on 9 November 2018.